Implementing the UN Guiding Principles in your Supply Chain: Handbook & Toolkit
SAI and the Netherlands-based Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO) are pleased to announce the publication of "the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights; A Six-Step Approach to Supply Chain Implementation Handbook & Toolkit."
The Handbook is based on the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, written by UN Special Representative John Ruggie,which were adopted in June 2011. It is designed to help companies operationalize the UN Guiding Principles, which include the “Protect, Respect and Remedy” framework. The Handbook was developed in response to the growing need for companies who struggled with transforming the principles into daily practice. The Handbook and Toolkit will help companies address questions concerning scope and the practical integration of their responsibility to respect human rights in their supply chain.
The Handbook is applicable to companies in any industry, country 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. Companies that are just getting started can go through the Handbook’s six-step approach to build up their knowledge, policies and procedures. More experienced companies can use the Handbook to adapt their existing policies and codes to the Guiding Principles. In addition, the Handbook is also intended for CSR and sustainable supply chain management experts and consultants who train or advise companies, as well as for NGO and trade union representatives to learn about the implications of the Guiding Principles on their work.
The Handbook uses a six-step method to help companies implement a supply chain management system that integrated the respect for human rights. The six-steps are:
The Handbook provides more than just the practical procedures and policies you need. It also provides a practical knowledge by adding a section on the main human rights problems you may encounter in your supply chain. Based on over a decade of global experience, the Handbook describes common problems, but more importantly, it provides possible ways to address them.
>>Order Now The electronic publication of the Handbook & Toolkit is now available for $50 USD
>>Training Course: This exercise-driven two-day course will help your company utilize the Handbook & put the UN Guiding Principles into practice. The training course includes the cost of the Handbook.
For inquiries, please email SAI Training Coordinator Stephanie Wilson - SWilson@sa-intl.org.