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Social Accountability International (SAI) is a non-profit, multi-stakeholder organization established to advance the human rights of workers by promoting decent work conditions, labor rights, and corporate social responsibility through voluntary standards and capacity building.
Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights
The training answer these questions, and will provide understanding on:
- Content, Scope and Implications on the Guiding Principles and the Corporate Responsibility to Respect
- The critical issue of whether a company has caused, contributed to or is linked to negative human rights impacts in their supply chain and as a result what action is expected of a company.
- Helps avoiding negative impacts in the supply chain by adding a collaborative approach to supplier code of conducts.
- Provides insights in what human rights need to be respected and on how to prioritize between these rights.
- The business case for human rights.
Additionally the course will introduce a six-step method on how to implement a supply chain management system that integrates the respect for human rights. The six steps are:
- Committing to a human rights policy
- Assessing human rights impact
- Integrating human rights in policies, procedures and responsibilities
- Tracking human rights implementation
- Communicating human rights impact
- Remediating human rights impact
The Training is applicable to companies in any industry and size. It is designed for use by senior management, as well as professionals in the human resources, corporate social responsibility, compliance and sourcing departments. In addition, the Training is also intended for CSR experts and consultants who train or advise companies, as well as for NGO, trade union and government representatives to learn about the implications of the Guiding Principles on their work.
The training will be carried out by Edwin Koster, SAI´s European Representative. Mr. Koster has broad experience in sustainable supply chain management and is the co-author of the Handbook and Toolkit used in the Training.