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Investor Asks on the Human Rights Crisis in the Uyghur Region

Under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, all companies are expected to conduct effective human rights due diligence to ensure that they are not causing, contributing to, or linked to human rights abuses, through their direct or indirect actions. Where human rights harms cannot be mitigated, prevented, or ceased, steps need to be taken to end business relationships responsibly.

Investor Expectations 

Complete a mapping of company's value chain (upstream suppliers and downstream distributors, customers and users), in and outside of China, to identify direct and indirect business relationships that are connected to the Uyghur Region including those that use the company’s products and/or services;

Demonstrate steps to disengage from business relationships with suppliers and customers connected with human rights harms in and from the Uyghur Region;

Publicly disclose efforts and progress on the above, including on how a company is working with affected rights holders in determining remedy; and

Apply a single global standard consistent with the requirements of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act across your entire supply chain for all retail markets including those outside of the United States.

Find details on the latest Investor Expectations on Uyghur Forced Labor (2023)