In accordance with the 2011 unanimously endorsed UN Guiding Principles For Business and Human Rights (UNGPs); Companies looking to invest in renewable energy should take steps to satisfy the legal requirements that are stipulated by law to ensure that they comply with state and international obligations in their investments. It is their obligation to ensure that their investments are not supporting violations of human rights and being used to harbor perpetrators of crimes against humanity. Global Due Diligence offers such consultations on all legal and human rights due diligence expert solutions in high-risk investment environments.
Global Due Diligence comprises of three main complimentary services namely; design and implementation of corporate human rights policies; grass root level engagement and mitigation; and capacity building through training of internal management and external stakeholders. These services will help avert violations of human rights in the supply chain of the company.
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The following is a breakdown of the human rights due diligence services form global Due diligence;
1. Designing and implementing corporate human rights due-diligence approaches:
- Coming up with human right policies
- Actual drafting of the policies that will guide the recruitment and all other operations of the company to ensure it complies with state and human rights obligations.
- Incorporation of human rights and high-risk investment tactics in corporate management
- This will embed human right practices and high risk environment expertise in the management of the corporation to ensure success and compliance with the UNGPs.
- Investigating partners
- Global Diligence will conduct a comprehensive appraisal of businesses you plan on partnering with to assess their compliance with the UNGPs and the risks involved in dealing with them.
- Setting up forums for airing of grievances at the corporate level
2. Engagement and Mitigation at the Grass Root Level
- Assessing the impact of human rights (HRIs).
- This can be done at the country or on a specific site. Representatives of Global Due Diligence will investigate the extent to which human rights are adhered to within the state or company ranks.
- Engaging Stakeholders
- Investors and other stakeholders are to be involved in the human right policies policy making of the corporation.
- Dispute resolution
- Implementation of grievances mechanisms
3. Training and Seminars in Capacity Building Efforts
- Internal – This training is for the upper and middle management staff at company. It will build the capacity to identify violation of human rights within the lower ranks an how to act with that regard.
- External – Global Due diligence will train external stakeholders including suppliers, subcontractors and all other service providers to you company on human rights and the policy of your company so that they too comply with the requirements and thus your investment will make the world a safer place.
The bottom line is that in order to succeed in business in high risk environments you need an investigative and supportive partner like Global Due Diligence that has been working in these areas a long time.