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Intl. Council on Mining and Metals publishes guide on integrating human rights due diligence into corporate risk management processes

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19 April 2012

International Council on Mining and Metals publishes guide on Integrating human rights due diligence into corporate risk management processes

Author: International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

...The guide aims to assist mining companies in reviewing their existing risk management processes, identifying how they can build on them to ensure they are adequately addressing human rights and whether their existing processes are consistent with the UN Guiding Principles. A range of the available tools on risk management and aspects of human rights due diligence are introduced within and the tools are supported by a number of industry-related case studies. The studies focus on practices such as the use of global employee surveys, conflict assessment and effective stakeholder engagement.

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Author: Consejo Internacional de Minería y Metales

Este documento (la guía) se centra en la integración de la diligencia debida de derechos humanos en los procesos de gestión de riesgos corporativos, que constituye desde ya un foco de actividad en el marco de la membresía del ICMM. El objetivo de esta guía es a la vez describir algunas de estas prácticas positivas existentes a través de estudios de caso, y ayudar a las empresas a verificar si su enfoque en este ámbito es lo suficientemente abarcador...El objetivo principal de esta guía es enfocar [la]...“evaluación del impacto”

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1 March 2012

[PDF] Integrating human rights due diligence into corporate risk management processes

Author: International Council on Mining and Metals

...This document…focuses on integrating human rights due diligence into corporate risk management processes…[I]t is increasingly evident that failure to effectively manage human rights issues effectively…carries significant financial, legal and reputational risks [and]…may manifest themselves in production shutdowns due to health and safety concerns, disruption of business and potential harm to employees and others due to community protest…Human rights due diligence involves…incorporating human rights sources of information as part of baseline assessments or risk analyses…Reviewing potential project impacts with reference to international human rights standards…[includes section on "Illustrative Case Studies"] [refers to Newmont, Anglo American, AngloGold Ashanti, Anglo Platinum (part of Anglo American), Rio Tinto, BP, Xstrata, Goldcorp, BHP Billiton & Vale]

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Author: Le Conseil International des Mines et Métaux

Le présent document (le guide) se concentre sur l’intégration de la diligence raisonnable en matière de droits de l’homme dans les procédures de gestion des risques des entreprises, qui constitue déjà une activité prioritaire des membres de l’ICMM. Le présent guide a pour objectif de décrire certaines des pratiques positives qui existent par l’entremise d’études de cas, tout en aidant les entreprises à vérifier si leur approche dans ce domaine est suffisante...Ce guide est principalement axé sur...“l’évaluation des incidences”

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