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Legally speaking, the word “due” (in due diligence) translates to “appropriate,” “proper,” or “reasonable.” Thus, “due” diligence requires a substantive process meeting certain standards. (...) This session will be devoted to how the outcomes of a remedy process should be affected by a company’s exercise of due diligence. For instance, should a company failing to exercise due diligence be subject to different or stricter penalties than a company that had engaged in a robust due diligence process, all else being equal?
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Score: 1006810.2 - https://www.ohchr.org/sites/de...RDDConsultationConceptNote.pdf
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In brief, the best insurance against liability is not to avoid human rights due diligence for fear of liability, but to actually conduct robust due diligence in line with the Guiding Principles. How does the human rights due diligence concept in the Guiding Principles align with the OECD guidance on due diligence? (...) There is also close alignment on the descriptive characteristics of the due diligence process. The OECD Guidance includes the following characteristics, all of which align with key features of human rights due diligence as set out in the Guiding Principles and outlined in the Working Group’s report 3 :  Due diligence is preventative.  Due diligence involves multiple processes and objectives.  Due diligence is commensurate with risk (risk-based).  Due diligence can involve prioritization (risk-based).  Due diligence is dynamic.  Due diligence does not shift responsibilities.  Due diligence is appropriate to an enterprise’s circumstances.  Due diligence can be adapted to deal with the limitations of working with business relationships.  Due diligence is informed by engagement with stakeholders.  Due diligence involves ongoing communication. 3 See paragraphs 13-14 of A/73/163. 8 What considerations apply for specific sectors and contexts?
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Score: 1005649.1 - https://www.ohchr.org/sites/de...panionNote1DiligenceReport.pdf
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This session will focus on identifying what, if any, core elements of due diligence approaches exist across sectors and issues and how the scope of due diligence should be generally defined. It will also discuss when and how companies should modify due diligence approaches to respond to specific contexts through illustrative examples of due diligence approaches in the commodities and financial sectors. Recognizing cross-cutting approaches to due diligence can help to mainstream due diligence processes across business operations and facilitate responsible business conduct amongst diverse commercial actors.
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Score: 1004790 - https://www.ohchr.org/sites/de...umSession4/OECDConceptNote.pdf
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RR-2020-00013-Vol.III-EA5.pdf RES81-1 RESOLUTION 81 (REV.WRC-15) Evaluation of the administrative due diligence procedure for satellite networks The World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 2015), that WRC-97 adopted Resolution 49 (WRC-97)* establishing administrative due diligence procedure applicable to some satellite radiocommunication services with effect from 22 November 1997; that the Plenipotentiary Conference adopted Resolution 85 (Minneapolis, 1998) on evaluation of the administrative due diligence procedure for satellite networks; that Resolution 85 (Minneapolis, 1998) instructs the Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau to inform WRC-2000 about the effectiveness of the administrative due diligence procedure, in accordance with Resolution 49 (WRC-97)*; that Resolution 85 (Minneapolis, 1998) resolves that WRC-2000 shall evaluate the results of the implementation of the administrative due diligence procedure and shall inform the next Plenipotentiary Conference, in 2002, of its conclusions in that regard; the report of the Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau on the administrative due diligence procedure applicable to some satellite networks; the proposals made to this Conference to strengthen the administrative due diligence procedure, and to adopt financial due diligence procedures, that the Bureau has not encountered any administrative difficulty in applying the provisions and in gathering and publishing information; that the Bureau has taken action pursuant to 6 of Resolution 49 (WRC-97)* to cancel the submissions, and accordingly publish the related special sections, in respect of 36 satellite networks; that, for all of these cancellations, the maximum (nine-year) period for bringing into use pursuant to 1 and 2 of Resolution 51 (WRC-97)** and No. 11.44 had been reached and hence the submissions would have been cancelled in any event; that, when requested to provide due diligence information (triggered by the original date of bringing into use of their satellite networks), administrations have generally requested, wherever possible, extensions of the regulatory period for bringing into use up to the maximum limit authorized by the Radio Regulations; _______________ * This Resolution was revised by WRC-07, WRC-12, WRC-15 and WRC-19. ** This Resolution was abrogated by WRC-15. - 91 - RES81-2 that the effect of the administrative due diligence procedure may not, therefore, be fully apparent until at least 21 November 2003, that the administrative due diligence procedure has not yet had any impact on the problem of reservation of orbit and spectrum capacity without actual use, 1 that further experience is needed in the application of the administrative due diligence procedures adopted by WRC-97, and that several years may be needed to see whether the procedure produces satisfactory results; 2 that it is premature to consider the adoption, among other procedures, of any financial due diligence procedures. - 92 -
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Score: 1000044.4 - https://www.itu.int/dms_pub/it.../0C/0A/R0C0A00000F0028PDFE.pdf
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Council for International Business OHCHR Consultation on Business and Human Rights October 5-6, 2009, Geneva Responsibility to Respect I – Human Rights Due Diligence Discussion Questions: What practical guidance should be provided by the SRSG in relations to the four components of human rights due diligence, particularly as it relates to the role of stakeholder consultation and engagement with impacted communities? (...) Summary of Main Points : 1) Using due diligence in the human rights context works because it builds on known business processes and helps to integrate human rights into company operations. 2) The objective of due diligence is to help a company to know if it is meeting its responsibility to respect by proactively looking at these issues and managing them. 3) Human rights due diligence can only work as part of the broader framework – it can’t resolve underlying problems on its own. 4) Thus the need for continued collaboration to address root causes of human rights abuses. (...) Summary of Main Points: · Using the concept of due diligence works because it builds on now business processes and helps to integrate human rights into company operations. · The objective of due diligence is to help a company to know if it is meeting its responsibility to respect by proactively looking at these issues and managing them. · Human rights due diligence can only work as part of the broader framework – can resolve underlying problems on its own. · Thus the need for continued collaboration to address root causes of human rights abuses. · Thank you and I look forward to the discussion. 1
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Score: 998579.4 - https://www.ohchr.org/sites/de...tion2010/RemarksAdamGreene.doc
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What is corporate human rights due diligence? Human rights due diligence is a way for enterprises to proactively manage potential and actual adverse human rights impacts with which they are involved. (...) Increasing uptake at policy level Since 2011, corporate human rights due diligence has become a norm of expected conduct. It has been integrated in other policy frameworks for responsible business, such as the recent OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct that provides concrete guidance for due diligence in practice. (...) The Working Group notes gaps in current practice in corporate disclosure of risk assessments and human rights due diligence processes, as well as the “taking action” and “tracking of responses” components of human rights due diligence.
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Score: 995354.1 - https://www.ohchr.org/sites/de...ess/ExecutiveSummaryA73163.pdf
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ITU-T: 2005 - 2008 Greening ICT Supply Chains ITU/UNU Survey on conflict minerals due diligence initiatives John Smiciklas ITU Consultant Principal, MJRD Assessment Inc. Committed to connecting the world 1 Supply Chain Due Diligence Background UN Security Council Resolution 1291 (2000), in June 2000 UN Security Council (UNSC) first established the Panel of Experts to investigate the illegal exploitation of DRC’s natural resources and identify any potential links between natural resources and the ongoing conflict in eastern DRC UNSC has consistently highlighted the connection between armed groups, conflict and their impact on the environment 2 Committed to connecting the world Describe African Great Lakes Region supply chain transparency and due diligence initiatives Assess these initiatives for their ability to manage environmental and other sustainability issues Stimulate a conversation on if and how the ICT sector can improve sustainability by exercising more due diligence in mineral supply chains 3 Supply Chain Due Diligence Report Purpose Committed to connecting the world Supply Chain Due Diligence Relevance to the ICT Sector Tin, tantalum and tungsten ores, and gold (the “3TG”) are used in numerous ICT products from smartphones to laptops The ITC sector consumes: 50-60% of global tantalum Up to 26% of global tin 9% of global gold The African Great Lakes region, and more specifically the DRC, is home to significant stores of each of these minerals 4 Committed to connecting the world Supply Chain Due Diligence Background International Conference on the Great Lakes Region A Regional Certification Mechanism for conflict minerals (RCM) Harmonization of national legislation in and across Member States Regional Database on Mineral Flows Formalization of artisanal and small-scale mining Promotion of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) within the region and A whistle-blowing mechanism 5 Committed to connecting the world Supply Chain Due Diligence Background Democratic Republic of Congo The Congolese Ministry of Mines hosts a number of working groups to coordinate traceability and certification efforts. (...) This mineral can be called ‘sustainable’. 11 Committed to connecting the world Supply Chain Due Diligence Initiatives OECD’s Due Diligence Guidance The OECD DDG is a framework and guidance that provides management recommendations that have been endorsed by the OECD Council The intention is to incentivise “global responsible supply chains of minerals in order for companies to respect human rights and avoid contributing to conflict through their mineral or metal purchasing decisions and practices 12 Committed to connecting the world Supply Chain Due Diligence Initiatives iTSCi is a joint initiative between ITRI and the Tantalum-Niobium International Study Centre (TIC).
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Score: 994877.05 - https://www.itu.int/dms_pub/it...06/5B/T065B0000270012PPTE.pptx
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Human rights due diligence was introduced as a core concept in the Guiding Principles. (...) But the issue of accountability and remedy is key to an effective due diligence mechanism. • We also want mandatory human rights due diligence to set out clear compliance monitoring and enforcement structures and procedures that do facilitate access to effective justice and remedy. (...) It was human rights due diligence and company action that filled the gap. Emerging practices demonstrate it can be done.
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Score: 993833.9 - https://www.ohchr.org/sites/de...-HRDD-global-supply-chains.pdf
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1 EU Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence Directive: Recommendations to the European Commission 2 July 2021 A. (...) Capturing the structure, sequencing and logic of human rights due diligence Human rights due diligence is the ongoing risk management process which enterprises need to undertake to meet their responsibility to respect human rights. (...) The purpose of human rights due diligence As opposed to other forms of corporate due diligence, human rights due diligence is first and foremost concerned with the prevention of harm to people.24 OHCHR notes the statements of intent by Commission representatives to integrate mandatory human rights due diligence into a broader regime aimed at achieving more sustainable corporate governance, and which will also require environmental due diligence.
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Score: 992064.4 - https://www.ohchr.org/sites/de...mmendations-to-ec-on-mhrdd.pdf
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Corporate human rights due diligence Human rights due diligence is a way for enterprises to proactively manage potential and actual adverse human rights impacts with which they are involved. (...) Human rights due diligence in practice is a major focus of the  2018 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights . Key documents Working Group report on human rights due diligence to the 2018 General Assembly (available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Russian) Executive summary of the Working Group report on human rights due diligence Companion paper I – Corporate human rights due diligence: Background note and elaborating on key aspects Companion paper II – Corporate human rights due diligence – Getting started, emerging practices, tools and resources Overview of references to human rights due diligence in existing State national action plans on business and human rights UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights The Corporate Responsibility to Respect: An Interpretive Guide (Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights) Consultations on human rights due diligence Starting in February 2018, the Working Group conducted a consultation process to inform its work on this topic.
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Score: 989819.2 - https://www.ohchr.org/en/speci...-leveraging-emerging-practices
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