The Business & Human Rights Navigator (BHR Navigator) guides companies around the world to better understand and address their operations and supply chains impact on human rights.

The Navigator is informed by and aligned with the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights (UNGPs). The aim of the BHR Navigator is to enhance companies’ understanding of how the UNGPs can be understood and implemented in practical terms, with particular reference to some of the most common human rights topics for business.

The Navigator helps businesses better understand the most common human rights issues that they may come into contact with — either through their own operations or their supply chain — and how these can be managed. This includes the following due diligence steps outlined in the UNGPs:

  • Policy development
  • Impact assessment
  • Integration/actions to address impacts
  • Performance tracking
  • Communication of performance
  • Remediation and grievance mechanisms

In addition to this, users have access to: a constantly updated overview of the application of Human Rights around the world and the risk factors that the private sector is called upon to consider; insights into key issues related to the topic; and numerous case studies illustrating how other companies have addressed their Human Rights impact in a responsible manner.

These are the issues covered in the BHR Navigator: child labour, forced labour, discrimination, freedom of association, occupational safety and health, living wage, working time, gender equality, migrant workers and indigenous peoples.

The BHR Navigator is produced by the UN Global Compact in collaboration with the German Government's Helpdesk on Business & Human Rights and Verisk Maplecroft.

The tool is available online free of charge to all interested businesses.

To access the BHR Navigator, click here.