Under Bonsucro’s Code of Conduct, members must demonstrate their commitment to respect human rights in line with the United Nation’s Guiding Principles and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Guidelines. This means members should have a statement of policy and a risk management process by which they can identify any involvement in adverse human rights impacts – and respond accordingly.
Bonsucro cannot provide specific guidance or advice on members’ policies or procedures. The members have the deepest knowledge of how to manage their specific risks and have a responsibility and commitment to manage them. However, we have created this page to highlight useful resources and guidance on human rights due diligence. The links below are trusted resources and examples of best practice, however Bonsucro does not accept responsibility for the content of those resources.
- United Nations Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights (UNGPs)
- UN guidance on Implementation of UNGPs
- UNGPs Reporting framework
- Ethical Trading Initiative’s Human Rights Due Diligence Framework
- OECD-FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains
- OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct
- How to Develop a Human Rights Policy (UNGP)
- ILO Helpdesk for Business on International Labor Standards
- UN Global Compact – Supply Chain Sustainability: A Practical Guide for Continuous Improvement
Please note that human rights issue are always context specific and while Bonsucro can provide support and guidance, it will never be in a position to understand specific risks better than those stakeholders and member entities who are closer to the issues. Furthermore, Bonsucro will not review or assess the policies of its members or applicant members; the members and applicants have responsibility to carry out their own self-assessment against the Code of Conduct and to ensure their policies and processes are appropriate to their operations and follow best practice.