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An increasing number of companies recognise the importance of responsible business conduct and are starting, or have started, to conduct human rights due diligence. Human rights risks and their adverse impacts are not gender-neutral. In order to ensure that violations of human rights, labour rights, and the environment are identified and addressed adequately, it is key that the due diligence process is conducted in a gender-responsive way.
Multiple resources have been developed over the years to support companies to make their human rights due diligence more gender-responsive. This platform brings many of these resources together. Some resources are specific to one of the steps in the due diligence process, while others focus on the process as a whole. There are also resources that support companies in understanding and transforming underlying power structures and relations. These resources also encourage companies to go beyond preventing and mitigating women’s rights risks by making significant contributions to gender equality.
This platform offers companies a comprehensive guide to implementing GRDD and consolidates the various resources that support its practical implementation. The objective of this platform is to:
- Shed light on what GRDD is and why it is important.
- Guide companies through the OECD Guidelines’ six step due diligence framework and demonstrate how to conduct each step in a gender-responsive way.
- Provide an overview of existing resources and tools to further support companies in conducting GRDD.
- Present case studies and examples of companies that have made progress in implementing one or multiple steps of the due diligence process.