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For an example of what information about corporate human rights due diligence is currently required by rating agencies, take a look at the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Index Assessment Questionnaire
For an overview of the disadvantages and advantages of different internal governance models for human rights due diligence, check the UNGC Good Practice Note Organizing the human rights function within a company (2014)
For more information about an introductory and advanced e-learning on human rights with a focus on the tourism sector designed by the Roundtable on Human Rights in Tourism, click here (available in German only)
For guidance on supplier engagement / managing social performance in the supply chain aligned with the UNGPs, take a look at the GSCP Reference Tool on Supply Chain Social Performance Management (2013)
The ‘Well Made’ training website provides training materials for employees involved along the apparel product value chain on how anyone’s day-to-day work can be adapted to support better working conditions in supplier factories
For an example of proactive engagement with workers and suppliers to improve working conditions and production processes, take a look at Tchibo’s WE programme website. The project is the result of a public private partnership and training materials are available upon request
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
For a comprehensive guide on how to integrate due diligence in your management processes and practice for different types of business relationships, have a look at the Institute for Human Rights/Global Business Initiative publication The State of Play – The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights in Business Relationships (2012)
For experiences of companies that have decided to engage or not to engage governments on human right take a look at the UNGC publication How Business Can Encourage Governments to Fulfil their Human Rights Obligations
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