In this FIBS webinar
- you will learn what a human rights impact assessment (HRIA) process entails, learn from company challenges and good practices
- you will hear practical examples of different methodologies that companies use
According to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, companies should know and show that they respect and take human rights into account in their operations and value chains. HRIA often is the first step towards managing and respecting human rights in business activities.
In 2005, the Secretary-General of United Nations appointed John Ruggie as a Special Representative on Business and Human Rights. His task was to clarify the role and responsibilities of companies regarding human rights. Ruggie and his team developed the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which the UN Human Rights Council endorsed unanimously in 2011.
These principles set out the roles and responsibilities of companies and of states, and are also known as the ”Ruggie principles” or the ”Ruggie framework” – or simply ”the UNGPs”.
Even though the UNGPs have existed for some time, there is a lot of variation when it comes to implementation of these principles.
Companies do not necessarily know where they should start. In fact there is no one size fit all when it comes to the implementation, and the UNGPs do not advice on how to assess impacts in practice. Therefore, many companies struggle with how to begin.
In this webinar, we will walk you through what you need to know – what are the essentials in conducting an impact assessment. We will share with you some of the expensive mistakes that others have made, what stakeholders considers to be good practice and suggestions on how to get started – in line with the UNGPs.
Welcome to an interactive and inspirational webinar packed with relevant information and best practice!
The event is aimed at anyone who needs help with their companies’ Human Rights Impact Assessment process
Miira Kokkonen, 044 367 3632, miira.kokkonen(at)fibsry.fi
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