GE Supports Ruggie Framework Recently Endorsed by UN Human Rights Council

GE Supports Ruggie Framework Recently Endorsed by UN Human Rights Council


Several weeks before the UN Human Rights Council officially endorsed the "Respect, Protect, Remedy" Framework submitted by Harvard Professor John Ruggie, the UN Secretary General's Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, GE sent a letter in support of the Framework.  Earlier in the year, GE had been commended for implementing the Ruggie Framework, specifically by integrating the Framework concept of "human rights due diligence" into GE's official human rights policies.         

GE promotes respect for fundamental human rights, and views it as a key component of responsible corporate citizenship. GE has implemented a number of programs ranging from a human rights training video for business leaders to membership in the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, to participation in the UN Global Compact Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 9:00am


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