Launching the Gender-Responsive Due Diligence

Offering practical information and a wide range of resources, this platform helps you to add a gender lens to your human rights due diligence process. It allows you to actively manage any adverse human rights impacts in your international supply chains in a way that responds to the needs of people of all genders, specifically of women.

What is Due Diligence?

Human rights due diligence (HRDD) is a continuous process that helps companies to identify adverse impacts relating to human rights, labour rights and the environment with a view to ending, preventing or mitigating those risks.

What is Gender-Responsive Due Diligence?

Gender-Responsive Due Diligence (GRDD) applies a gender lens to each step of the due diligence process to minimise the adverse business impacts on women and contribute to gender equality.

The Gender-Responsive Due Diligence (GRDD) Platform describes the process of adding a gender lens to human rights due diligence and offers practical resources and advice to help implement each step of the due diligence process. This platform consists of two core components:

The GRDD platform has primarily been designed and developed for multi-national enterprises and brands with global supply chains, in both products and services sectors. The platform is intended for any company that has started, or is going to start, implementing human rights due diligence and is keen to ensure this is done in a gender-responsive manner.