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The UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights: An Interview with Edwin Koster, Lead Trainer

Author: Social Accountability International, Published on: 6 December 2013

SAI Training Manager Stephanie Wilson and Training Assistant Emily Crain spoke with lead trainer Edwin Koster to discuss his perspective on the trainings and implementation of the UNGP in general...[At] seminars on the UNGP [stakeholders had a] number of questions stakeholders...on the implementation of the UNGP in their supply chain...These questions combined with SAI´s long term expertise on human rights and supply chain management fuelled our interest to develop a Handbook and Training Course...We have had human rights lawyers, NGOs, consultants, government officials, buyers and CSR managers in our [training] courses...We help attendees understand the theory and determine the extent of their responsibility in real cases they face in their supply chain. Other challenges include how to prioritize human rights risks, integration of findings of a human rights risk assessment in internal policies and the set-up of effective operational grievance mechanisms...[Refers to Body Shop (part of l'Oreal), H&M, Hewlett Packard, Hugo Boss, Nestle, PricewaterhouseCoopers, TATA Steel (part of Tata Group) , Walt Disney]

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Related companies: Body Shop (part of Natura) H&M HP (Hewlett-Packard) Hugo Boss L'Oreal Nestlé PricewaterhouseCoopers Tata Group Tata Iron and Steel (TISCO) (part of Tata Group) Walt Disney