The main goal of this project is to tailor the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ('Ruggie-Guidelines') for the context of Human Trafficking. The guidelines should be implemented in three different sectors: agriculture, construction and the hospitality sectors.
Every partner selects one sector for analysis and implementation in their respective country. In Austria, the BIM analyses the construction sector.
First, BIM conducts a mapping of the sector. Based on this and interviews with relevant stakeholders, a practical sector-specific guide is elaborated. The guide should support corporations to apply corporate social responsibility for the prevention of human trafficking. In the final stage of the project, workshops for interested companies in this sector are held in order to facilitate the implementation of the guide.
Julia Planitzer, julia.planitzer[at]univie.ac.at