The Working Group commissioned a pilot corporate survey of business representatives regarding their company’s implementation of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights. This pilot was developed and disseminated in cooperation with the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Organisation of Employers and the Corporations and Human Rights Project at the University of Denver. One hundred and seventeen business representatives responded to the survey.
Results of the pilot survey were presented during the first Forum on Business and Human Rights in December 2012.
Lessons learnt from this process will feed into a second corporate survey on business and human rights in 2013, the results of which will be published at the 2013 Forum on Business and Human Rights, and potentially on an annual basis thereafter.
Results of the pilot survey will also be included in a Working Group report (A/HRC/23/32/Add.2) to the Human Rights Council in June 2013 and posted on the website of the Working Group.