South African companies call for more training & engagement on business and human rights

Author: National Business Initiative/UN Global Compact South Africa, Published on: 22 April 2014

75 representatives of companies from different business sectors and civil society in South Africa recently came together for training on human rights...[F]ramed within the United Nations Guiding Principles on Human Rights...[the trainings] occurred in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town during March 2014. Organised by the National Business Initiative under its work with the United Nations Global Compact Network South Africa, the training aimed to support participating companies in understanding how to identify their human rights impact and how to embed and integrate human rights in supply chains...[M]ajor companies such as Massmart, Anglo American, Woolworths and Illovo Sugar shar[ed]...case studies [which] demonstrated how the companies identify human rights impacts and respond to them...Participants requested for more learning and training opportunities, tailored for specific sectors as well as practical exchanges of learning between sectors...

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Related companies: Anglo American Illovo Woolworths Group Australia