During this Enact’s online seminar you will
- Explain the basics of human rights due diligence, and other core elements of the forthcoming law
- Give examples of how leading companies are implementing HRDD
- Suggest how you can take first steps to be prepared for the EU law
On the 16th of November, the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark launched its results. It evaluated 229 global largest companies across five industries identified as presenting high risk for adverse human rights impacts. The sectors are agricultural products, apparel, extractives, ICT manufacturing and automotive manufacturing. The results are appallingly poor. Close to half of the companies have no management or control of human rights risks (through so called human rights due diligence).
The United Nations launched guiding principles 10 years ago, on how companies should ensure that they respect human rights. There has been much global consensus for the past 10 years, that companies need to be left alone to find their own ways to implement human rights. Now, a decade later, the reality is that companies continue to be involved in severe human rights violations through their supply chains – forced labour, child labour, land grabbing, paying below decency levels, inadequate health and safety standards, systematic discrimination of women, minorities and migrant workers… The consensus has turned – and it is now time for regulation.
Human rights due diligence is the process that a company deploys to ensure that it respects human rights. It is a process in four steps; identifying impacts, addressing impacts, monitoring impacts – and engaging with stakeholder about impacts.
This webinar organised by Enact and it is free but availability is limited.
Sandra Atler is the Director of the Human Rights and Business Practice Group and Senior Advisor at Enact. She is an internationally recognised expert on business and human rights and Sandra was part of Professor John Ruggie’s team in the development of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. She is a human rights lawyer with a law degree from Stockholm University and an LL.M.-degree from Columbia University Law School where she was a Fulbright scholar.
Please contact Olivia Krall from Enact (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information about the event