Human Rights Workshop

May 08, 2019

VENUE: A&L Goodbody, IFSC, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

TIME: 10:00am - 1:00pm (registration from 9.30am)

Human Rights workshop: ‘Reporting the Impact of the Business on Human Rights’.

Many companies are grappling with the Irish Non-Financial Reporting and UK Modern Slavery legislation, and how to ensure the right actions are being taken to mitigate the risk of human rights infringements, in both company operations and the supply chain.

Attending the BITCI Workshop on May 8th will give participants a chance to hear from experts in Accenture, CRH and Marks & Spencer on their approach to conducting risk-based human rights due diligence, and how they report the results of their research, investigations and supplier engagement.

An expert on the UN Guidelines on Human Rights Impact Reporting will also discuss how these Guidelines are not only useful from a disclosure perspective, but provide critical guidance when integrating human rights due diligence.

Participants will be able to ask questions; discuss with peers the challenges of integrating a human rights lens into business processes; and have the space and time to consider what additional support and training would be helpful in this complex area.

This Workshop is applicable to personnel in CSR, Sustainability, Corporate Affairs, Communications, Procurement, Supply Chain, Environment, Facilities, Risk & Finance.

The workshop will be led by Darina Eades, Senior Adviser on Corporate Responsibility, Business in the Community Ireland.

Speakers include:

  • Mary Keays, UK&I Procurement Lead, Accenture;
  • Richard Frost, European Responsible Sourcing Manager, CRH;
  • Louise Nicholls, Corporate Head of Human Rights, Food Sustainability and Food Packaging, Marks & Spencer;
  • Mairead Keigher, Reporting Programme Manager, Shift.

To register for this workshop please RSVP by emailing