CSO recommendations for responsible disengagement suspension and termination of business relationships

When performing human rights and environmental due diligence, companies may find human and/or environmental impacts in value chains which cannot be effectively prevented or mitigated. In these cases, it is appropriate for companies to permanently or temporarily interrupt the relationship of concern with their business partners. In line with the UNGPs and OECD Guidelines, this document refers to this process as “responsible disengagement.”