China: Report illustrates project supporting business dialogue on human rights

This is a report from a project entitled “The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights in China and Globally”, which aimed to support participants to enter into meaningful peer-to-peer dialogue, and to share policies and practices related to business impacts on human rights…The project was conceived in response to Chinese business leaders expressing an interest in approaches to address the social impacts of business…including on human rights…The project included a learning seminar, bilateral meetings between the project team and participating companies, and the production of this final report. To support learning, each company presented and submitted small case studies or “learning cases”. The discussions reflected a diversity of human rights impacts, in a diversity of geographies and across industries. This variety reinforces that companies of all sectors and geographies must manage their actual and potential human rights impacts, and must be proactive in doing so. The partners are grateful to the companies that have participated in this project: BASF; China Minmetals; China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO); CPI Yunnan International Power Investment Company; Flextronics; General Electric; HP; Shell; Sinosteel; and The Coca-Cola Company…

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Author: 北京大学国际法研究所、北京融智企业社会责任研究所、Tracktwo咨询公司、全球企业人权倡议

本项目旨在帮助参与者开展有意义的同行间对话,分享企业人权影响方面的对策及做法…项目的最终目的,是为了加强企业对联合国《工商企业与人权——实施联合国“保护、尊重和补救框架指导原则》的领会和理解,让企业在履行“公司尊重人权的责任”时更明确应该怎么做、能够怎么做…项目的首要目的是为了加强参与者之间的相互学习…这份报告…为工商界领袖——尤其是中国的工商界领袖——提供资源,因为他们日益认识到需要解决企业经营中遇到的社会影响、商业风险、社会许可、人权及国际标准等问题。•对这些学习案例进行介绍,以展现围绕不同人权问题采取的行动及遇到的挑战。学习案例并不是要树立榜样或提供最佳做法(实际上案例反映了不同的企业在理解企业尊重人权的责任时处于不同阶段)。尽管如此,这些案例展现了中国及国际企业处理具体人权问题的方法,包括土著居民权利、工资的集体协商谈判、非歧视原则、外来务工人员以及补救机制等问题。•为其他的非商业利益相关者(如学界、民间团体及政府等)提供支持,增加其对该领域的商业实践及联合国企业与人权指导原则的了解…

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Author: 北京大學國際法研究所、北京融智企業社會責任研究所、Tracktwo諮詢公司、全球企業人權倡議

本項目旨在幫助參與者開展有意義的同行間對話,分享企業人權影響方面的對策及做法…項目的最終目的,是為了加強企業對聯合國《工商企業與人權——實施聯合國“保護、尊重和補救框架指導原則》的領會和理解,讓企業在履行“公司尊重人權的責任”時更明確應該怎麼做、能夠怎麼做…項目的首要目的是為了加強參與者之間的相互學習…這份報告…為工商界領袖——尤其是中國的工商界領袖——提供資源,因為他們日益認識到需要解決企業經營中遇到的社會影響、商業風險、社會許可、人權及國際標準等問題。•對這些學習案例進行介紹,以展現圍繞不同人權問題採取的行動及遇到的挑戰。學習案例並不是要樹立榜樣或提​​供最佳做法(實際上案例反映了不同的企業在理解企業尊重人權的責任時處於不同階段)。儘管如此,這些案例展現了中國及國際企業處理具體人權問題的方法,包括土著居民權利、工資的集體協商談判、非歧視原則、外來務工人員以及補救機制等問題。•為其他的非商業利益相關者(如學界、民間團體及政府等)提供支持,增加其對該領域的商業實踐及聯合國企業與人權指導原則的了解…

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5 October 2014

The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights in China and globally

Author: Peking University Intl. Law Institute, Beijing Rong Zhi Corporate Responsibility Institute, Tracktwo, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

The project aimed to support participants to engage in meaningful peer-to-peer dialogue, and to share policies and practices related to corporate impacts on human rights…Ultimately, the intention was to build a deeper appreciation and understanding of the UN Framework and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs),and what companies should, and can do, as they meet their Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights.This report…[p]rovide[s] a resource to business leaders – especially in China – who are increasingly recognizing the need to address social impacts, business risk, social license to operate challenges, human rights, and international standards; Profile the learning cases in order to demonstrate action and challenges around diverse human rights impacts. The learning cases…are illustrative of how Chinese and international companies are addressing specific human rights impacts, including around indigenous peoples’ rights, collective bargaining, non-discrimination, migrant workers, and access to remedy. Support other non-business stakeholders (e.g. in academia, civil society and government) to increase their own knowledge about business practices and the UNGPs…

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