Two-Day Training: Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights

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Two-Day Training: Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights

On 17-18 September 2012, SAI & ICCO will convene a 2-day training event to help businesses implement the UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights in their supply chain
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Two day training event: How to transform the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights into business practice?

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Date: September 17 & 18, 2012

Location:  ICCO Office
Joseph Haydnlaan 2a
3533 AE Utrecht
The Netherlands

Cost: $385 (Includes: Handbook, lunch, coffee/tea. Excludes: Travel, accommodations)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 1:00pm

On June 2011, the UNHCR adopted the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights, written by UN Special Representative John Ruggie. These groundbreaking principles sought to ensure that businesses respect human rights - however the challenge is in its implementation.
This training is offered as an in-classroom supplement to SAI & ICCO's newly developed Handbook & Toolkit: "The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights; A Six-Step Approach to Supply Chain Implementation," released July 2012.

The major innovation of the Handbook is the creation of the Buyer-Supplier Mutual Code of Conduct and the introduction of a social management system at the  buyer and supplier level in order to integrate and track human rights implementation.

Participants will receive a copy of the Handbook and Toolkit prior to the event. The training event will further elaborate on the Handbook, and will address questions concerning interpretation, scope and the practical integration of their responsibility to respect human rights in their supply chain.

After completing the training, attendees will have a good understanding of the implications and opportunities of the Principles for business. Moreover they are able to translate these Principles 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. The 6-step approach will help companies implement a supply chain management system that integrates respect for human rights:

  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 human rights impact

Expected Participants
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 and trade union representatives to learn about the implications of the Guiding Principles on their work.   
The training will be given by Craig Moss, Director of Corporate Programs and Training of SAI, and Edwin Koster, SAI´s European Representative. Both have broad experience in sustainable supply chain management and were co-authors of the Handbook and Toolkit used in the Training.

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Edwin Koster
Social Accountability International (SAI)
Stephanie Wilson
+1 (212) 684-1414ext. 242
Social Accountability International (SAI)
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