CSR Europe publishes report on business & human rights workshop; features 10 companies' practices & policies on human rights

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26 July 2013

Ruggie Framework and Guiding Principles Workshop report released

Author: CSR Europe

The report from the workshop on Business and Human Rights - Putting the Ruggie-Framework and the Guiding Principles into Practice - held by CSR Europe and econsense on April 15 in Berlin - is now available. The report highlights the practices of 10 companies around developing a human rights policy, conducting due diligence, dealing with complaints and addressing human rights along the supply chain.

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26 July 2013

[PDF] Business and Human Rights Workshop – Putting the Ruggie-Framework and the Guiding Principles into Practice [Berlin, 15 Apr]

Author: CSR Europe

Over eighty participants from around fifty multinational companies gathered to discuss the different aspects of the UNGP...The discussion revealed that efforts are well underway to look at human rights in a systematic way, using them as a lens to address different issues and approach a number of topics. One of the biggest challenges remains identifying material issues, which can be overcome through a collaborative approach in a multi-stakeholder context. Nevertheless, in order to ensure implementation the legislation has a central role in ensuring consistency in regulation...[Furthermore,] there is a gap in practical guidance on how to embed human rights into the daily activities of the different departments and how companies can address in an effective way internal and external human rights complaints. [Refers to ArcelorMittal, Cerrejón, Daimler, Deutsche Telekom, Enel, Hitachi, HP, Nestlé, Total, Vattenfall]

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