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This third edition of the Toolkit is designed to enhance the capabilities of companies in managing human rights issues and impacts in their business operations through providing awareness training on human rights issues relevant to employees, suppliers/contractors, provision of security, and community engagement.
This report was written by Faris Natour, Director, Human Rights, and Jessica Davis Pluess, Manager, Research, with contributions from many BSR colleagues and advisors. It captures key lessons learned from BSR’s work conducting human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) and outlines our approach to corporate-, country-, site-, and product-level HRIAs using eight guidelines. The report outlines a framework that should be carefully tailored to a company’s unique risk profile and operating context; it is not intended as an off-the-shelf HRIA tool or checklist.
This first-of-its kind set of tools is designed to help companies implement the Voluntary Principles (VP) on Security and Human Rights.
As the subject of human rights has risen rapidly on the oil and gas industry agenda IPIECA members have developed this Toolkit to raise awareness. The Toolkit is targeted at country managers, asset managers, business managers, and other personnel that would benefit from learning about human rights issues and the way in which human rights issues have potential implications for oil and gas operations. The Toolkit provides managers with a template that can be used and adapted to conform to a company’s policy or position on human rights and applicable domestic laws and regulations.
This handbook aims to provide the reader with the good practice “essentials” for managing stakeholder relationships in a dynamic context, where unexpected events can and do occur, and facts on the ground change. The focus of this handbook is on stakeholder groups “external” to the core operation of the business, such as affected communities, local government authorities, non-governmental and other civil society organizations, local institutions and other interested or affected parties.
This publication builds on the Protect, Respect and Remedy framework of the UN Special Representative for Business and Human Rights, Professor John Ruggie. Ten multinational companies of the Global Compact Network Netherlands (AkzoNobel, Essent, Fortis Bank Nederland, KLM, Philips, Rabobank, Randstad, Shell, TNT, and Unilever) worked together during one- and-a-half years to form the Business & Human Rights Initiative.
The guide provides practical advice to companies on how to identify and assess the human rights risks and impacts of their business activities, integrate the results into their management system, and ultimately improve their performance.
This toolkit on implementation of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights is a by-product of a project undertaken by MIGA’s Japan Social and Environmental Challenges Fund for Africa in collaboration with one of MIGA’s client companies, Anvil Mining Ltd., to develop a comprehensive VPSHR implementation program for Anvil’s operations in Africa.
The "Guide to Corporate Human Rights Impact Assessment Tools", developed by Aim for human rights, presents an overview of the existing HRIA tools that corporations and managers can use to implement human rights norms within the business practices and policies. It gives advice to select the tool(s) that assure the best HRIA process for the corporation. This guide offers the practical assistance that corporations need to become social responsible and leads managers through the labyrinth of Human Rights Compliance Assessment.
In 2008, the UN Human Rights Council produced a conceptual and policy framework to guide the business and human rights agenda. The framework provides all parties concerned with corporate-related human rights issues with a common baseline from which to develop greater coherence and guidance. This report complements the UN’s efforts by explaining the content of the main internationally recognised rights that are the subjects of the corporate responsibility to respect.
This publication – prepared by business for business – offers practical guidance on how to implement human rights within business practice. It is based on the accumulated experience of the ten companies in the BLIHR (ABB, Barclays, Gap, Hewlett-Packard, MTV Networks Europe, National Grid, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Statoil and The Body Shop International).