Corporate Leverage and Human Rights Due Diligence | Webinar

03-12-2020

 

Location: Online

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 (CET)


Join the upcoming Corporate Leverage and Human Rights Due Diligence webinar.

According to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and the OECD Guidance on Responsible Business Conduct, businesses need to have a human rights policy in place and conduct due diligence to identify, prevent, mitigate and account for how they address their adverse impacts. Businesses are also expected to enable the remediation of any adverse impacts they caused or contributed to.

When facing systemic challenges or even when dealing with adverse impacts caused by another entity, businesses might sometime feel powerless to induce changes on the ground.

Both the Guiding Principles and the OECD Guidance acknowledge that businesses should use their influence, i.e. their “leverage”, to push the entities causing the adverse impact to prevent or mitigate it.  

During this event, we will be looking into whether the size of companies, their position in the supply chain and the nature of the relationship they have established with their suppliers can have an influence on their impact and also explore alternative ways to increase leverage and generate positive changes.

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For further information, please contact Lorenz Berzau, Network Representative Austria & Germany