The UN General Assembly and the Human Rights Council formally recognised the human right to water and sanitation in 2010. This guidance provides companies with practical measures on how to bring a human rights lens to their existing corporate water stewardship practices.
|Title||Guidance for companies on respecting the human rights to water and sanitation : bringing a human rights lens to corporate water stewardship|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Ha, M-L, Morrison, J, Davis, R, Holzman, B, Lipsett, L|
|Pagination||104 p. : 8 tab.|
|Publisher||CEO Water Mandate Secretariat, Pacific Institute|
|Place Published||Oakland, CA, USA|
This Guidance aims to:
It has four main parts:
1. About this Guidance, which explains the objectives, intended audience, and scope of the Guidance.
2. Translating Impacts, which illustrates through case examples how impacts on the ground may be understood in both human rights and water stewardship terms, so as to generate a shared understanding of such impacts across multiple functions within a company.
3. Step-by-step practical guidance for putting the responsibility to respect the HRWS into practice. Part 3 is divided into five sections, which reflect the key procedural elements of the UN Guiding Principles:
4. Useful Resources that can help companies implement the Guidance, including Diagnostic Questions to accompany Part 3, Key Resources, and a Glossary of Key Terms.