The UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights, offers a framework among others for companies to get a grip on human rights, to be aware of what is taking place and where, to understand and prevent the risks involved, where to focus measures and what to communicate.
Risks and impact assessment
Policy, strategic advice and stakeholder management
Integration with the business
and monitoring systems
Coaching and advice on gettinghuman rights accepted by the Board or by colleagues. HR@W offers advice for adapting existing management processes, including monitoring systems to become more effective in managing human rights commitments.
Tailor-made in-company training to raise awareness on human rights and due diligence, and inspiring colleagues to make human rights a priority. HRW has extensive training experience.
“When companies drive respect for human rights across their own operations and their global value chains, they generate an unprecedented large-scale positive impact on the lives of people who may be most in need of the benefits of sustainable development.”
Prof Ruggie in his keynote address on November 14, 2016 to the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland.
Why human rights for business?
Companies that have worked with HR@W include:
- KPN Telecommunications
- Mahindra Sanyo Special Steel
- Loders Croklaan