Governments and Intergovernmental Organizations
Due diligence advice/risk assessment and tool development
Human Rights@Work offers advice on how to screen companies, collect relevant information, create a better understanding of the sectors at risk, and create realistic expectations of companies.
Although governments play an important role in ensuring that businesses operate responsibly, often Government officials are not specialised in issues such as child labour or forced labour. We offer tailor-made training to this end.
Public procurement with respect for human rights
Since 2010, Human Rights@Work has been working on public procurement with respect for human rights. It supported the Dutch government in developing the policy for the international social conditions in contracts as early as in 2012. Many government officials were already trained by Human Rights@Work, in cooperation with NEVI.
Examples of Services:
- Training on procurement with respect for human rights
- Coaching of public buyers in tenders
- Advice on integration of human rights in tenders
Recently, HR@W helped the Dutch government to adapt the steps that procurement officers should take to apply the social conditions for procurement to the UN Guiding Principles for business and human rights and the OECD guidelines.
Governments are responsible for ensuring that businesses respect human rights
Governmental organisations that have worked with HR@W include
- Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
- Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Development
- Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment
- Pianoo (Dutch expertise centre on public procurement)
- Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- International Labour Organisation (ILO)