Human rights due diligence

Nestlé and human rights due diligence: Implications for company risk and impacts in LDC’s

Executive Summary: Nestlé’s white paper on human rights, produced in November 2013 represents the first time a company has publicly commented upon the assessment of its impact on human rights in its operations and supply chain.  It has, in places, given an appraisal of the difficulties they have had in adhering to human rights norms, and how they plan to address these actual and potential risks of violations. However the paper is mostly a commentary on the methodology of their human rights impact assessment, rather than a discussion of the impacts themselves. I plan to use this piece, to describe the white paper itself, with analysis, and then go on to discuss the implications of this paper in the way companies will interact with human rights in the future, and the positive impact human ri...