Enhancing Livelihoods, Advancing Human Rights
"Enhancing Livelihoods, Advancing Human Rights", Unilever Human Rights Report, 2015
This is Unilever’s inaugural report on human rights. It is also the first report to use the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework comprehensively. To help elevate the authenticity of company's work in respecting human rights and to engage the communities they serve, in April 2014 Unilever committed to report on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights – publicly disclosing our efforts and challenges.
This report represents the commitment to document the foundational steps taken. The objectives in sharing this report are:
1- to highlight efforts in embedding the respect and promotion of human rights into the fabric of business;
2- to outline the salient issues faced;
3- to report on Unilever' progress publicly and share the challenges candidly;
4- to outline the company's priorities for the future; and
5- to seek feedback and guidance from the stakeholders.
Unilever shares these in the spirit of continuous improvement, in the knowledge that the remaining challenges are considerable and in the hope that other businesses may benefit from the lessons they have learned so far.