Protecting Human Rights in the Supply Chain: A Guide for Public Procurement Practitioners

The Learning Lab is pleased to share a new tool entitled Protecting Human Rights in the Supply Chain: A Guide for Public Procurement Practitioners. This guide was authored by Andy Davies of the London Universities Purchasing Consortium and Olga Martin-Ortega of the Business, Human Rights and the Environment Research Group at the University of Greenwich, and was published by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).

Written specifically for public procurement practitioners, the guide offers encouragement and practical guidance for buyers, decision makers, and opinion-formers to:

  • Understand why promoting respect for human rights in public supply chains is important;
  • Develop a strategic approach to human rights due diligence;
  • Identify practical steps that can be taken to help mitigate the risk of human rights abuses in supply chains; and
  • Work in collaboration with other organizations in order to increase knowledge and promote good practice.

The Guidance can be downloaded here.

The Guidance report has also been used to create a free E-learning suite, Protecting Human Rights in the Supply Chain, designed especially for public procurement practitioners, available here.