How Companies Can Implement the UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights
Two-day training event demonstrates how companies can transform principles to practice
Group photo from the SAI UN Guiding Principles course in Bangalore, India - Nov. 27-28.
June 2011, the UN adopted the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights, written by UN Special Representative John Ruggie. One of the tenets of the principles is that businesses need to respect human rights in their company and in their supply chains. But what does this mean and how is it accomplished?
The training addresses these questions with sections on:
Additionally the course will introduce a six-step method on how to implement a supply chain management system that integrates the respect for human rights. The six steps are:
All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the Handbook & Toolkit as well as a certificate of attendance.
Companies and NGO's Represented by Past Participants: Hewlett Packard, H & M, Amnesty International, PricewaterhouseCoopers, The European Investment Bank, Fairtrade International, University of Dundee, Solidaridad, Oxfam, The Walt Disney Company, TATA Steel, Hugo Boss, The Body Shop, Nestle UK, BSCI, ISEAL Alliance, FMO, Statoil, AB SKF, ECCO shoes
Expected Participants: The training is applicable to companies of 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. The training is also intended for CSR experts and consultants who train or advise companies, as well as for NGO, trade union and government representatives to learn about the implications of the Guiding Principles for their work.
Trainers: The Utrecht training will be carried out by SAI Trainer Edwin Koster. Mr. Koster heads Max Value, SAI's Authorized Representative office in Europe. He has broad experience in sustainable supply chain management and is the co-author of the Handbook and Toolkit used in the Training.
2012 Training Schedule for Implementing the UN Guiding Principles 2-day Course
For inquiries, please email SAI Training Manager Stephanie Wilson - SWilson@sa-intl.org.