Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Jeremy Browne (Minister of State (South East Asia/Far East, Caribbean, Central/South America, Australasia and Pacific), Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Taunton Deane, Liberal Democrat)
The outcome of these meetings will be used to inform development of the forthcoming Government strategy on business and human rights, which will comprise a strong Government endorsement of the Guiding Principles and messaging for companies on our expectations about corporate respect for human rights.
Officials across Whitehall have also been working to introduce dedicated information on the Guiding Principles, and business and human rights, to the Overseas Business Risk service, run jointly by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and the FCO. The many companies currently accessing this service will shortly also be able to assess the risks of overseas markets, including relevant country-specific human rights issues.