|Upcoming United Nations Association of Australia (Vic) 'Corporate Human Rights Policy Development Workshop' - 3 May Human rights is now a critical part of risk management. The UNAA Business & Human Rights Workshops are an essential program for corporate responsibility and sustainability managers, investors, risk and compliance managers, and corporate lawyers on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles - the global standard of practice on business and human rights. The workshops build capacity to monitor and manage corporate human rights impacts and risks, and provide practical guidance on how to integrate human rights considerations into everyday business practices. The workshops provide participants with the essential strategies and tools needed to develop and implement a corporate human rights policy and establish a human rights due diligence process in your own company/organisation.|
|Venue||530 Collins St Melbourne, VIC|
|Date||Thursday 3rd May|
|Event Contact||Catherine Sutherland|
|Contact Phone||03 9670 7878|
The workshops, supported by AAR, invite professionals from diverse backgrounds wanting to learn more about business and human rights and how to apply the UN Guiding Principles – the global standard of practice on business and human rights - in practice.
The workshops will build capacity to monitor and manage corporate human rights impacts and risks, and provide practical guidance on how to integrate human rights considerations into everyday business practices.
This workshops provide participants with an understanding of the essential strategies and tools needed to develop and implement a corporate human rights policy and establish a human rights due diligence process in their own company/organisation.
Embedding respect for human rights into business practices is critical for risk management and the achievement of corporate sustainability objectives. In the face of legal, operational, commercial and reputational risks, business leaders are taking proactive steps to implement human rights policies, risk assessment and management strategies in core business and throughout supply chains.
The Australian Government supported the unanimous endorsement of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in June 2011. The UN Guiding Principles are a global reference point for preventing and addressing the risk of adverse impacts on human rights linked to business. They are relevant to Australian businesses in all sectors whether doing business at home or abroad.
The workshops are designed for business, government, investor and NGO professionals responsible or accountable for corporate governance, CSR and human rights as well as those working in corporate strategy/affairs, human resources, supply chain management, sustainability/environment, ethical investment, legal, compliance and risk management, and community engagement.
For more information and online registration please visit: www.unaavictoria.org.au