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Auditing Implementation of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights

This guidance document can be used by both extractive and non-extractive companies to fully understand the UN Voluntary Principles framework’s KPIs and the audit protocol. This resource can also guide companies to measure, improve, and create greater stakeholder confidence in their security and human rights programs. Furthermore, auditors who carry out VP implementation audits can use this guide to communicate with external stakeholders and help them understand how to assess whether the VPs are being implemented. Most importantly, the document can help business organizations fulfill their responsibilities to respect human rights whenever they must rely on public or private security, and reduce security-related conflicts and human rights abuses in local