NGOs and international organisations, such as the UN, play a key role in placing and keeping human rights on the agenda of businesses. Increasingly, NGOs are also cooperating with the commercial sector to ensure human rights are respected, offering their expertise and network.

The UN Guiding Principles are becoming focal point in this work of NGOs and international organisations.

Services for NGOs and International Organisations

With different missions and languages involved, it can be challenging for companies and NGOs or international organisations to understand each other.

HR@W has extensive experience with both NGOs and commercial enterprises. Some of our services:

  • Research, impact assessments
  • Project management
  • Developing strategy towards the private sector
  • Communications with the private sector
  • Developing propositions towards the private sector
  • Integrating the UN Guiding Principles in international initiatives
  • Facilitating strategic meetings

Project
Examples

  • Supporting UNICEF in developing strategies and building capacity in the area of they for children’s rights and business principles. For UNICEF HR@W has been participating in the negotiations for a Covenant for the Gold sector
  • Advising the ILO to make their interaction with the private sector more effective by Understanding the needs of Dutch companies)Developing a methodology to assess the impact of products on human rights for the consumer app Questionmark
  • Technically advising the impact assessment study of Unilever’s supply chain in Vietnam, together with Oxfam GB
  • Assessing the current status of respect for human rights by Dutch companies (VBDO)
  • Technically advising the impact assessment of Unilever’s supply chain in Vietnam, together with Oxfam GB)
  • Assessing the current status of respect for human rights by Dutch companies (VBDO)

NGOs and institutions that have worked with HR@W include:

  • UNICEF
  • ICAR / International Learning Lab Procurement and Human Rights
  • Questionmark
  • Oxfam
  • RSPO
  • HIVOS
  • NEN
  • SOMO
  • VBDO
  • FIRA
  • NEVI
  • IDH
  • MVO Nederland

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