How companies can implement processes to mitigate the risks arising out of poor practices and benefit from the best practices in the supply chain
Observance of human rights is a key element of business ethics and the conduct in a socially responsible way. Compliance with human rights is also one of the elements that will have to be disclosed by large companies and Public Interest Entities in the company's activity report starting next year, as required by EU Directive 2014/95/EU on disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large undertakings and groups, the provisions of which are to be implemented into Polish law by 6 December 2016.
Among the key challenges that companies face is insufficient knowledge of what constitutes good practice in the area of human rights, lack of adequate preventive and remedial mechanisms for human rights violations and lack of knowledge regarding key processes such as human rights due diligence.
During our seminar we will discuss methods of identifying and protecting against bad practices in the whole supply chain as well as the value-added benefits from mitigating risk and maximising positive social impact – so that companies can make profits they can be proud of.
The participants will:
- Learn about the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Right (UNGPs) which governments are now referencing as one of the core CSR standards and about the increasingly recognised UNGP Reporting Framework
- Learn about the challenges and the obstacles of understanding behaviours in supply chains and how business benefits by overcoming them
- Learn about examples of best practice in the area of human rights due diligence
- Learn about how to start the journey of corporate support for human rights
Who should participate in the seminar?
The seminar is addressed to board members, directors and managers in charge of sustainability and CSR, general counsels, heads of Human Resources, internal audit, compliance, purchasing and administration at the Polish companies and companies operating in the Polish market.
Michel Kiviatkowski - Managing Partner of Mazars in Poland
Richard Karmel - Mazars Global Leader for business and human rights reporting advisory
Beata Faracik - co-founder and President of the Board of the Polish Institute for Human Rights and Business
Fees and Enrolment
Participation is free of charge, however due to the limited number of seats available, advanced registration is required.
To register for the seminar, please fill in this form. Registration is open until 10 March 2016.
Please note that the seminar will be conducted in English only.