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Safeguards and the Private Sector: Emerging lessons from voluntary standards and commodity roundtables

Public indignation about the depredations of ill-regulated business has led to a growing recognition of the responsibilities of businesses to respect human rights, as well as the need for stronger regulations to improve the way products are made and ensure that environments and peoples’ rights are respected and protected. There is now greater awareness that what is urgently needed is strengthened environmental stewardship and land governance, reforms of land tenure, and improved enforcement of revised and just laws.

Normas voluntarias del sector privado

La indignación pública ante los expolios de negocios mal regulados ha conducido a un creciente reconocimiento de la responsabilidad de las empresas de respetar los derechos humanos, y de que se necesitan  regulaciones más estrictas para mejorar la forma en que se fabrican los productos y asegurar que el medio ambiente y los derechos de los pueblos son respetados y protegidos.