Conducting Due Diligence in Human Rights 2 Days Workshop

Nov 20, 2017

VENUE: Permanent TSB

TIME: 09:00 to 18:00

BITCI has organised a two day training in How to Conduct Due Diligence in Human Rights, taking place on November 20 & 21.This training is being organised further to the new legislation in Ireland on Non-Financial Reporting ratified in July .The new legislation pertains to 2018 annual reports (featuring 2017 data) and is relevant to public-interest entities, banks and insurance companies, who from next year will have to disclose a range of information relating to a number of key areas.Human Rights is one of these.

Who should attend this training?

BITCI’s training presents a timely learning and development opportunity for personnel in Communications, Sustainability, Procurement, HR & Risk.

Why should you attend?

On account of the Non-Financial Reporting legislation in Ireland, the UK Modern Slavery Act and the increasing focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, knowledge on the integration of human rights into company operations and the supply chain needs to expand within a business.  The more people aware of the complexities involved, the easier it will be to build momentum around the need to understand the human rights impacts of the organisation and how to take the necessary remedial action.

About the workshop

BITCI’s two day training in How to Conduct Due Diligence in Human Rights will be delivered by Parul Sharma, Principal of the Academy for Human Rights in Business at CSR Sweden.  Since 2013, the Academy for Human Rights in Business has been delivering training in human rights, anti-corruption and the supply chain and has worked with over 400 companies to date.

BITCI’s training on November 20 & 21 is being hosted by Permanent TSB.  Full participation is required over both days and upon completion, all participants will receive a Certificate from the Academy for Human Rights in Business.

The training is priced at €950.00 for BITCI Members and €1250.00 for Non-Members.

The concept of due diligence within the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights will be centre stage, with particular focus on internal due diligence (via a company based health check) and case studies on the ILO core conventions emphasizing the method on how to identify modern slavery, bonded labour and forced labour. One of the sessions will cover anti-corruption and how to undertake a risk analysis of fraud and corruption risks within various industries and a toolkit on the basics of an anti-corruption programme. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to network and discuss the range of challenges that present around the integration of human rights into company practice and the chain of supply.  Being able to attend this course in Dublin is an advantage as it removes the need to travel further afield and incur additional time and expense.

For organisations keen to begin, broaden and deepen their approach to human rights impact reporting, this two-day course will also be invaluable.

To book your place, contact Darina Eades at deades@bitc.ie before Friday, November 3, 2017.