Rio Tinto guide on "integrating human rights into communities & social performance work"

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1 January 2013

Why human rights matter: a resource guide for integrating human rights into Communities and Social Performance work at Rio Tinto

Author: Rio Tinto, in partnership with Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland

We know that our decisions and actions, whether inadvertent or deliberate, can result in adverse human impacts. We also recognise that respecting human rights is a continual process which we will always strive to improve. We are determined to be proactive. While it is tempting to believe that simple human decency can be our compass, the complexity of our interaction with local communities, and the human rights issues which arise as a result, requires a systematic approach and expert guidance...This guide focuses on what due diligence, risk assessment and community engagement mean in a human rights context, examines why human rights matter in Communities and Social Performance (CSP) work, and illustrates how our processes and systems align with international standards and expectations, using real-life examples we have encountered in our business...we hope that it will be of use to all Rio Tinto employees, and of interest to our stakeholders who want to understand how we meet our ‘responsibility to respect human rights’. [refers to Rio Tinto, Rio Tinto Alcan (part of Rio Tinto), Kelian Equatorial Mining (part of Rio Tinto, now closed)]

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Author: Rio Tinto, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland

Sabemos que nossas decisões e ações, inadvertida ou deliberadamente, podem resultar em impactos humanos negativos. Reconhecemos também que respeitar os direitos humanos é um processo contínuo, o qual sempre nos esforçaremos para aprimorar. Estamos determinados a ser proativos. Embora seja tentador acreditar que a simples decência humana possa ser nosso norte, a complexidade de nossa interação com as comunidades locais e as questões de direitos humanos que surgem como resultado requerem uma abordagem sistemática e orientação especializada. Este guia está focalizado no que a devida diligência, avaliação de risco e participação da comunidade significam em um contexto de direitos humanos, examina por que os direitos humanos são importantes no trabalho com Comunidades e Desempenho Social (CDS) e ilustra como nossos sistemas e processos se alinham com os padrões e expectativas internacionais, usando exemplos reais encontrados em nossa empresa. O guia é escrito primeiramente para nossos profissionais de CDS, que interagem diariamente com as ¬comunidades que nos acolhem e querem "fazer a coisa certa", com respeito aos dilemas que encontram. Esperamos, no entanto, que seja de uso de todos os funcionários da Rio Tinto e do que atraiam outros interessados que queiram compreender como vemos a questão de nossa “responsabilidade em respeitar aos direitos humanos.

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Author: 力拓

[此非官方译本由企业与人权资源中心提供] 我们知道,我们的决定和行动,不论是无意或有意的,都可能导致负面的人权影响。我们还认识到,尊重人权是一个持续不断的过程,我们也将一直努力改善。我们决心采取主动。纵使一般容易认为基本的礼义可作为我们的指南针,但我们与当地社区之间互动的复杂性,以及由此引起的人权问题,需要有一套系统化的做法和专家的指导。本指南重点介绍在人权范围内,尽责、风险评估和社区参与意味着什么,探讨人权问题在社区和社会绩效工作中为何重要,并通过我们业务中真实遇到的例子说明我们的流程和系统如何达到国际标准和期望...我们希望这将对力拓公司的所有员工都能发挥作用,并对那些希望了解我们如何达到“尊重人权的责任”的利益攸关者有所帮助。[提及力拓]

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[此非官方譯本由企業與人權資源中心提供] 我們知道,我們的決定和行動,不論是無意或有意的,都可能導致負面的人權影響。我們還認識到,尊重人權是一個持續不斷的過程,我們也將一直努力改善。我們決心採取主動。縱使一般容易認為基本的禮義可作為我們的指南針,但我們與當地社區之間互動的複雜性,以及由此引起的人權問題,需要有一套系統化的做法和專家的指導。本指南重點介紹在人權範圍內,盡責、風險評估和社區參與意味著什麼,探討人權問題在社區和社會績效工作中為何重要,並通過我們業務中真實遇到的例子說明我們的流程和系統如何達到國際標準和期望...我們希望這將對力拓公司的所有員工都能發揮作用,並對那些希望了解我們如何達到“尊重人權的責任”的利益攸關者有所幫助。 [提及力拓]

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Author: Danish Institute for Human Rights

Ce document a pour but d’aider les professionnels à approfondir leurs connaissances
sur les droits de la personne dans le contexte des ressources naturelles. Le document d’information va de pair avec la Partie 1 (renseignements sur la façon de faire) et comporte six sections: 1. Que sont les droits de la personne?...2. Entreprises et droits de la personne...3. Droits de la personne dans le travail avec les communautés...4. Droits de la personne dans le contexte d’un pays...5. Droits de la personne et peuples autochtones...6. Normes de référence et ressources

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Author: Danish Institute for Human Rights

El propósito de estas lecturas es ayudar a los profesionales a profundizar su conocimiento
sobre los derechos humanos en el contexto de los recursos naturales. Las lecturas complementan la Parte 1 – Cómo Guiar, que se divide en seis secciones principales: 1. ¿Qué son los derechos humanos?...2. Empresa y derechos humanos...3. Derechos humanos en el trabajo de comunidades...4. Derechos humanos en el contexto de un país...5. Derechos humanos y pueblos indígenas...6. Normas y recursos de referencia

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1 January 2013

[PDF] Why human rights matter: Background reader

Author: Danish Institute for Human Rights

The aim of this reader is to help practitioners to deepen their knowledge about human rights in the natural resources context...The reader...has six main sections: What are human rights?...Business and human rights...Human rights in Communities work...Human rights in a country context...Human rights in a country context...Reference standards and resources.

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