The conflict in the Ukraine is a tragedy which is having an untold impact on the region and AIM-Progress stands in solidarity with workers and communities impacted. At this time, companies must respond to protect their employees and suppliers, the communities they operate in and to support those displaced and in need. Our members’ public statements indicate the steps they are taking to protect employees – examples here and here, and to provide humanitarian relief  - examples here and here. A number of members have suspended operations in Russia – examples here and here.

AIM-Progress will continue to support its members to follow international humanitarian and criminal law, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and responsible sourcing practices. We are creating opportunities for members and external stakeholders to share challenges and best practice and to support the coordination of response efforts. Below is a list of existing guidance to support companies to understand and manage the potential impact of the conflict on people and businesses in their operations and supply chains, as well as a list of statements from external organisations on their respective positions. 





Resources for managing labour exploitation and human trafficking risks:


EU Measures:


Statements - external organisations: