Actions and Detail Panel
Business and Human Rights Masterclass
Thu 26 November 2015, 08:30 – 13:45 GMT
BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS: an interactive workshop covering legal compliance (including modern slavery) and supply chain risk management
Aimed at directors, senior managers (including from the HR, procurement, and in-house legal departments), this interactive course will bring participants rapidly up to speed on the key legal compliance and supply chain risks involving human rights; the moral and business imperatives for managing human rights risk, including in the supply chain, the benefits that can be gained, and the challenges and dilemmas these issues pose.
Drawing from relevant legislation, standards (such as the UNGP’s on Business and Human Rights), guidance, and practical experience of working with companies on these issues, the course will examine what it takes to develop and implement an effective human rights impacts management strategy in practice, and how to ensure that human rights processes are meaningful and beneficial to your company.
After attending this course, participants will:
• be familiar with key and emerging legal compliance frameworks on human rights
• understand the moral, commercial, and legal imperatives for identifying and managing human rights impacts and risks;
• be familiar with the recommendations of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as they relate to companies, as well as other relevant standards;
• understand the current and emerging human rights issues
• understand how to identify, investigate, track and measure human rights risks and impacts;
• appreciate the importance in an organisation and its supply chain of stakeholder engagement and consultation,
feedback and complaints mechanisms as a means of verifying and tracking performance;
• understand the pros and cons of communicating on human rights issues, the legal and other dilemmas that are
commonly faced and some practical ways to resolve these