In January 2017 the EU non-financial reporting Directive goes into effect, including reporting on human rights. | Our Viewpoint on the Directive | All of our resources on communication on human rights

On April 16, 2013, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a Directive on non-financial reporting with the objective of increasing EU companies’ transparency and performance on environmental and social matters, including human rights. Shift together with our Chair, Professor John Ruggie, submitted amendments to the proposed Directive to enhance its alignment with the Guiding Principles. 

Also see: John Ruggie’s 2014 letter to the UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on reasonable but robust provisions that would be necessary to achieve an effective EU non-financial reporting Directive.