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[PDF] Implementing high ideals and aspirations - implementation toolkits are an important step in ensuring high standards in the field [scroll to pg. 29]

Author: J.J. Messner, in Journal of International Peace Operations , Published on: 1 November 2008

A few weeks ago...an important session of the Human Rights and Business Roundtable in Washington, D.C....focused on the launch of a new, breakthrough document: "The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights: An Implementation Toolkit for Major Project Sites." The Toolkit...provid[es] guidance for companies to implement the Voluntary Principles on the ground. The Toolkit...splits into two primary categories – how to implement the Voluntary Principles into internal company processes and how to implement them with external actors...It represents a serious attempt from both the extractive companies and industry stakeholders (the report was funded by the World Bank Group's...MIGA, in partnership with Anvil Mining) to make sure the Voluntary Principles evolve...to being meaningfully implemented on the ground...

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Related companies: Anvil Mining (part of China Minmetals)