Corporate Social Responsibility to Prevent Human Trafficking (CSR to Prevent THB)

About the Project

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 Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights  (LBI-GMR) analyses the construction sector.
First, LBI-GMR 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.

a. CSR & THB: Status-Quo of the Austrian construction sector? (c) pixabay

Project Data

Country: Österreich, die Niederlande, Dänemark, Italien, Belgien und Spanien
Persons involved: Julia Planitzer
Contact persons: Giuliana Monina
Lead Organisation: University of Tilburg
Partner organisations: Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights (LBI-GMR)
Project start: 12/2012
Project end: 04/2014
Project completed: Yes
Programme Line LBI-GMR: Human Dignity and Public Security