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Full paper: "Community voice in human rights impact assessments"
Author: Oxfam America, Published on: 22 July 2015
Human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) are intended to minimize human rights risks, lessen adverse impacts, and strengthen positive outcomes of business investments on affected populations. For an HRIA to fulfill this purpose, it must consider the perspectives of everyone affected by a company’s operations, project, products, or services. But all too often, companies ignore this critical input, instead opting for top-down tools that fail to capture communities’ assertions. In doing so, they forfeit the opportunity to minimize human rights violations and costly conflicts. [Refers to Aguas Argentinas (now Agua y Saneamientos Argentinos - AySA), Corriente Resources,m Goldcorp, Kuoni, Marshalls, Meridian Gold, Minera Yanacocha (joint venture Newmont & Compañía de Minas Buenaventura), Nestlé, Philip Morris International, Total, TVI (Toronto Ventures Incorporated) Pacific, Vale]
Related companies: Aguas Argentinas (now Agua y Saneamientos Argentinos - AySA) Corriente Resources (joint venture Tongling Nonferrous Metals, China Railway Construction Corporation & CRCC-Tongguan Investment) Goldcorp (now Newmont Goldcorp) Kuoni Marshalls Meridian Gold Minera Yanacocha (joint venture Newmont, Sumitomo & Compañía de Minas Buenaventura) Nestlé Philip Morris International Total TVI (Toronto Ventures Incorporated) Pacific Vale