Companies are expected to “know and show” that they respect human rights

Due diligence

Our human-rights due diligence expertise is focused on high-risk environments. We offer expert advice and assistance through three complementary and comprehensive services:

Design and implementation of corporate human-rights due-diligence approaches:

  • Drafting human-rights policies;
  • Incorporating human-rights and high-risk-environment expertise into risk-management systems;
  • Conducting due diligence on business partners;
  • Designing and setting up grievance mechanisms at corporate level;
  • Participating in multi-stakeholder panels as high-risk-environment experts.

Grass-roots level engagement and mitigation action in High-Risk Environments:

  • Human-Rights Impact Assessments (HRIAs) at country and/or site level;
  • Stakeholder consultation and engagement;
  • Facilitating dispute resolution;
  • Implementing operational grievance mechanisms at country and/or site level;
  • Implementing stakeholder engagement plans.

Capacity building through tailor-made trainings and seminars:

  • For internal actors: senior management, legal counsel, auditors, purchasers, human resources managers, business unit managers, operational-level staff at country and/or site level, etc;
  • For external stakeholders: suppliers, subcontractors, service providers, etc.