Enroll Now: Training on How to Implement the UN Guiding Principles into Business Practice

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Enroll Now: Training on How to Implement the UN Guiding Principles into Business Practice

SAI & ICCO to convene a two-day training event in Bangalore on November 27-28, 2012 to help businesses implement the UN Guiding Principles in their company and supply chain
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In June 2011, the UNHRC adopted the UN Guiding Principles (GPs) on Business & Human Rights, developed by UN Special Representative John Ruggie. These groundbreaking principles seek to ensure that businesses respect human rights. The challenge now is in their implementation.

To assist with that goal, SAI and ICCO developed tools for business and has started a new a new training course centered on their recent Handbook & Toolkit. Register now for the next training in Bangalore, India on November 27-28, 2012. The first training took place in Utrecht, the Netherlands, September 17-18.

Monday, October 29, 2012 - 3:30pm

This exercise-driven two-day course will help a company utilize the Handbook & put the UN GPs into practice. It addresses questions concerning:

  • Scope of the UN GPs
  • Difficulties & challenges with implementing the GPs 

The course will introduce attendees to a six-step method on how to implement a supply chain management system that integrates human rights. The six steps are:

1. Committing to a human rights policy
2. Assessing human rights impact
3. Integrating human rights in policies, procedures and responsibilities
4. Tracking human rights implementation
5. Communicating human rights impact
6. Remediating adverse human rights impacts

After completing the training, attendees will have a good understanding of the implications and opportunities of the GPs for business. Moreover they will be able to translate these GPs into their daily practice through the 6-step approach of the training and the practical formats, tools, cases and exercises that have been made available. All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the Handbook & Toolkit as well as a certificate of attendance.

Expected Participants: The Training is applicable to any size company in any industry. 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 factory managers, CSR experts and consultants who train or advise companies, as well as for NGO and trade union representatives to learn about the implications of the GPs for their work.

Trainers: The training will be conducted by Rishi Singh, SAI India Project Director and Edwin Koster, SAI´s European Representative. Both have broad experience in sustainable supply chain management. Mr. Koster is the co-author of the Handbook and Toolkit used in the Training.

Register now @sa-intl.org/UNGuidingPrinciplesCourse.


Stephanie Wilson
Social Accountability International (SAI)
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