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To get started with the assessment of your human rights risks, take a look at the Getting started section on this website building on the DGCN/twentyfifty publication 5 steps towards managing the human rights impacts of your business (2015)
To learn more about the prioritization of human rights risks, take a look at the Shift workshop report Business and Human Rights Impacts: Identifying and Prioritizing Human Rights Risks (2014)
The UNGC Guide to Human Rights Impact Assessment and Management (2010) is designed to provide companies with guidance on how to assess and manage human rights risks and impacts of their business activities
For an overview of the requirements of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the lessons learned by five companies which have taken different approaches to assessing human rights risks and impacts, take a look at the DGCN/twentyfifty/German Institute for Human Rights publication Assessing human rights risks and impacts: Perspectives from corporate practice (2015)
For an overview of human rights indicators measuring corporate respect for human rights based on the substantive content of human rights as they are defined in international standards, refer to the Business and Human Rights Indicator Platform
The Rights & Democracy / Equalit.ie, Getting it Right, HRIA Guide is an online step-by-step guide for communities and civil society organizations. It inter alia provides sample research questions and indicators for each human right. You can find further information on community-based human rights impact assessments on Oxfam’s website.
To learn more about the design of effective engagement strategies in the context of human rights due diligence, take a look at the DGCN/twentyfifty publication Stakeholder engagement in human rights due diligence
o The Bangladesh Accord for Health and Safety illustrates how the ILO, international buyers and trade unions are working together to address some of the structural human rights challenges in the Bangladeshi garment supply chain
o The Action Collaboration Transformation (ACT) initiative is a joint collaboration of apparal brands and international trade unions to work towards living wages at industry level
o The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) develops and implements global standards for sustainable palm oil. Members commit to producing, sourcing or using palm oil certified by the Roundtable.
o The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals initiative aims to eliminate the use of hazardous chemicals in the global textile and footwear supply chain and has developed a range of tools to support this end
o The Leadership group for responsible recruitment is a collaboration between leading companies and expert organisations to drive positive change in the way that migrant workers are recruited
o The EICC Conflict-free smelter program uses an independent third-party audit of smelter/refiner management systems and sourcing practices to validate compliance with its protocols and current global standards
o The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers' rights around the globe
o The ILO Better Work programm– a collaboration between the United Nation’s International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group – is a comprehensive programme bringing together all levels of the garment industry to improve working conditions and respect of labour rights for workers, and boost the competitiveness of apparel businesses
For a set of tools to help companies understand and minimise conflict risk, and contribute actively to peace, take a look at the International Alert publication on conflict-sensitive business practices
To learn more about how to manage the human rights risks associated with the use of private and public security, take a look at the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights which where developed by the extractive sectorFor due diligence guidance on sourcing minerals from conflict-affected areas and high risk areas, refer to the corresponding OECD guidance
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