UN Global Compact Human Rights programme: from commitment to action
Global Compact Network Netherlands (GCNL) and the SER collaborate to support the ‘Business & Human Rights Accelerator’. Starting in February 2023, this six-month GCNL programme is designed to help companies move from commitment to action on human rights and labour rights. Applications close on 16 December 2022.
With key stakeholders increasingly taking note of corporate impacts on human rights, responsible businesses are looking for ways to actively respect human rights and prevent negative human rights impacts. With the new Business & Human Rights Accelerator companies can learn how to mitigate risks, build competitive advantage and become a powerful force for good by advancing their human rights journey. GCNL and SER will support up to 20 Dutch companies with improving or setting up their Human Rights Due Diligence processes through the Accelerator.
During the programme companies will:
- Identify their responsibilities in respecting human rights and labour rights and the company’s current human rights impacts
- Establish or strengthen an ongoing human rights due diligence process in line with international standards
- Learn how to report and communicate on their human rights due diligence journey, including through the ‘Communication on Progress’, the annual public disclosure requirement for all UN Global Compact participants.
Registration for theBusiness & Human Rights Acceleratoris open until 16 December 2022 to participating companies of the UN Global Compact. In addition to Global Compact Network Netherlands, the programme will be implemented by over 30 Global Compact Local Networks in participating countries around the world and is organised together with Shift.
In case of any questions about the programme, companies can turn to the SER via secretariaatIMVO@ser.nl.