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BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS – POLICY, DUE DILIGENCE AND COMPLIANCE

Following the development of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), businesses can no longer turn a blind eye to human rights impacts arising from their operations.

These Guiding Principles encourage companies to develop a human rights policy statement and due diligence procedures. Human Rights in business is fast emerging as a growing area, where businesses must become compliant and manage their legal and reputational risks.

BUSINESS AND LEGAL RISK

Human Rights in business is a growing area. Compliance is crucial for business sectors. Businesses have to manage their legal and reputational risk in relation to human rights issues.

 

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Practical and strategic advice to business and public sector organisations on how to understand and manage their human rights issues
  • Bespoke training to directors and management on human rights issues, and their legal and moral responsibilities
  • Supporting business to embed the commitments in their human rights policies and meet strategic objectives
  • Developing human rights policies and due diligence processes, including checklists to be used in M&A, JVs or when entering a new market, mapping human rights impacts
  • Linking human rights to procurement and codes of conduct
  • Helping reshape the CSR function within business to meet new human rights challenges
  • Identifying relevant key performance indicators for human rights reporting
  • Providing briefing sessions on the UNGPs to directors and HR teams
  • Building capacity with lawyers and in-house counsel