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Respecting human rights makes good business sense. 

New Zealand businesses are increasingly aware that respecting human rights is not only the right thing to do - it's also good for business. 

Many businesses ensure they look after their workers, customers and the communities they operate in by complying with regulations. This is a great start, and it needs to go further. Businesses also need to consider the rights of people in every country that their business has an impact on. 

In this section you’ll get an introduction to human rights in a business context, and practical steps you can start today to protect your people and your business.  


Learn more: 'The Business of Human Rights' (PDF) is a guide for business on how to be good corporate citizens. You can read an Accessible version here.

Human rights and your organisation

Human rights and your organisation

Find out how human rights matter to business.

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Guidance for business

Guidance for business

Introducing the Guiding Principles that every New Zealand business needs to know about.

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Guidance for workers

Guidance for workers

Learn about your pre-employment rights and your rights at work.

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Case studies

Case studies

In New Zealand there are some great examples of companies that have taken action on human rights.

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International standards on human rights

International standards on human rights

Learn about the main international standards on human rights, and how they affect New Zealand businesses

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Tools and research

Tools and research

Tools and research to help New Zealand businesses become good corporate citizens.

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Business and human rights issues

Business and human rights issues

Current issues in business and human rights in New Zealand.

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More info

More info

Links and resources for more detail on equal employment opportunities and work.

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Business & Human Rights Forum

Business & Human Rights Forum

In August, we're bringing the leading experts on Business and Human Rights to New Zealand to facilitate a Business & Human Rights Forum.

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