The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights provide a global standard for preventing and addressing human rights abuses linked to business activities. These principles outline the responsibilities of states and businesses to respect, protect, and remedy human rights. For procurement and supply chain professionals, integrating these guidelines into their operations is crucial to mitigating risks associated with human rights violations and ensuring ethical business practices. By adhering to the UN Guiding Principles, companies can demonstrate their commitment to human rights, build trust with stakeholders, and avoid legal and reputational risks. This framework also supports the development of robust human rights policies and due diligence processes, promoting responsible business conduct across the supply chain.

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