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The ‘Ruggie Principles’ are the new UN Principles for both exposing and preventing violations of human rights in
companies, sectors and industries worldwide. Especially for trade unions and Works Councils, the Ruggie Principles are
a useful and effective resource for addressing companies about compliance with internationally recognised labour
standards. Moreover, the principles provide additional possibilities for promoting the Decent Work agenda and
international solidarity and collegiality.
With this guide, the CNV is actively bringing the Ruggie Principles to the attention of trade union leaders, trade union
officials and members of Works Councils in the Netherlands, and, translated into English, French and Spanish, partner
organisations in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
Take advantage of this new resource! Instead of long texts about background circumstances, we give you tips, ideas and
examples to help you apply Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the chain. It is a manual for putting the principles
This manual is also available in Dutch http://www.slideshare.net/Vakbond/cnv-mvo, and on demand to email@example.com in French and Spanish.
More information on corporate social responsibility: http://www.cnvinternationaal.nl/en/csr/