Following the publication of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in 2011 and subsequent national and regional regulatory initiatives, there has been increasing focus on the roles and responsibilities of businesses with regards to human rights.
Human rights risks are present throughout mobile operators’ value chains. These range from the treatment and conditions of people working in the supply chain to how operators’ own employees are treated and how the human rights of customers are respected online.
An Introduction to Human Rights for the Mobile Sector
This report provides a high-level introduction to the most salient human rights issues for mobile operators. The aim is to explain why the issues are relevant for operators and share initial practical guidance for companies beginning to focus and respond to human rights issues.
Human Rights Guidance for the Mobile Industry
Following on from the introduction this guidance provides more information for companies to consider around the relevance of the seven major human rights issues for their operations, as well as inspiration and resources to begin to formalise their management of human rights.
Human rights for the mobile sector webinar series
The human rights for the mobile sector webinar series provides an introduction to business and human rights more broadly and an introduction to the most salient – or important – issues for the sector. These are followed by a closer look at three issue areas. Each webinar includes: guidance to manage risks; an introduction to available tools and guidance; as well as including guest speakers from GSMA and its member companies.