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. And again in 2017 helped to align the steps procurement officers with the OECD guidelines and the UN Guiding Principles for business and human rights. In 2018 the ISV Academy started, developed by Human Rights@ Work and its partners Conducto, Circle8 and Twinkel.
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
In 2019 the ISV Academy for public officers, offering 7 modules throughout 9 months, starts again.
Municipality of The Hague: for example Human Rights@Worked offered tailor made advice for the municipality of The Hague to integrate human rights in their public tender of natural stone.
Governments are responsible for ensuring that businesses respect human rights
Governmental organisations that have worked with HR@W include
- Agency for Enterprising Netherlands (RVO)
- Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment
- Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment
- Social Economic Council Netherlands
- Ministry, Ministry of Foreign Affairs the Netherlands
- International Labour Organisation (ILO)
- DANIDA Denmark