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

Author: CSR Europe, Published on: 26 July 2013

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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Related companies: Arcelor Mittal Cerrejón Coal (joint venture Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Glencore) Daimler Deutsche Telekom Enel Hitachi HP (Hewlett-Packard) Nestlé Total Vattenfall