IN-CSR Webinar for December 2021
2021 International Human Rights Day
Global Theme: EQUALITY – Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights
Theme: Pro Active Human Rights Due Diligence in the Supply Chain Ecosystem – Global Best Practices
As mandatory due diligence standards are being drafted and considered in domestic jurisdictions as well as in international treaty negotiation processes, the practice of human rights due diligence in supply chains is becoming increasingly important for organisations. Evidence of companies’ actual practices in this area remains rare but it is vital to note that in applying a legal standard of care for human rights due diligence, a core consideration will be what can reasonably be required of a company in a supply chain.
Human rights due diligence is a critical tool for managing risk in an organisation’s supply chains ecosystem. Robust human rights due diligence is part of standard business practice and is key to promoting corporate respect for human rights while achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mainstreaming human rights into any organisation’s supply chain ecosystem planning is also critical to success in addressing the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The United Nations (UN) has primarily been the front runner on supply chain due diligence. In 2015, it launched the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) which today is considered the key framework for responsible business conduct. The UNGPs define supply chain due diligence as a central element of responsible business conduct and set minimum criteria for organisations and governments.
The International Network for Corporate Social Responsibility (IN-CSR) is organising this webinar to spur heads of organisations, policy makers, and industry experts’ discussions around Nigeria’s proactive human rights due diligence in the Supply Chain Ecosystem in line with Global Best Practices.
- To explore some specific examples of what organisations, do in this area, in order to assist in an assessment of what is possible, what is challenging, and what is already being done in terms of human rights due diligence in supply chains.
- To analyse how companies have identified human rights impacts, what actions have been taken to prevent and respond to impacts, to track and monitor actions taken, and to communicate this.
- To identify key issues and clarify the relevant applicable standard of human rights due diligence in practice to all stakeholders.
- Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs)
- Key players in the Supply Chain Industry
- Media and civil society groups
- Sustainability, environmental and social risk practitioners
- Regulators and policy makers
- Industry experts and all interested persons
- Eustace Onuegbu, President, IN-CSR and Head, Supply Chain Sustainability Academy, Africa.
- Salisu Uba, FCIPS, Supply Chain Leader, Blockchain Researcher and Consultant Evolve Commercial Limited, United Kingdom.
Date: Monday December 20, 2021
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Venue: Virtual – Zoom https://bit.ly/3Ivw9tP
About International Network for Corporate Social Responsibility (IN-CSR)
International Network for Corporate Social Responsibility (INCSR) is an international team of Sustainability / Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility (CSR) Consultants working to promote best practices in Sub Saharan Africa.
Registered as a Non-Governmental Organization in Nigeria (No 99264), we have a network of Sustainability/CSR experts who are industry leaders in all areas including research, training, and auditing. We provide businesses and governmental agencies with globally certified social responsibility training and advisory services aimed at positioning your organization for increased bottom-line and better oversight.
IN-CSR is also a member of Business and Industry Major Group of the United Nations working on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)