Assessing Human Rights Impacts: Where the Rubber Hits the Road

This publication was produced by the Global Compact Network UK to accompany Assessing Human Rights Impacts: Where the Rubber Hits the Road event, held on the 3rd of June 2014 at Clifford Chance LLP, London, UK.

Speakers from the following companies and organisations spoke at the event: Amnesty International UK; BP; Clifford Chance; Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Kuoni; Institute for Human Rights and Business; Marshalls; Nestle; Rio Tinto; UN Global Compact; and the UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises. Company speakers were asked to write a short piece on their company’s ‘human rights journey’ while other speakers were asked to touch upon corporate-related human rights impact assessments. Download the complete publication here.

UN Global Compact Network UK

Local Networks were launched to help make the Global Compact relevant across the world’s different economic, political and cultural landscapes and to support meaningful engagement with signatories. The UN Global Compact Local Network in the UK implements a programme of activity in support of UK-based UNGC signatories who wish to maximise the benefits of their engagement with the UN Global Compact.

“Local Networks perform the critical task of rooting the Global Compact within a national context – linked to local priorities and needs – and provide opportunities for participants to improve understanding and share experiences on their work to advance Global Compact principles, partnerships and reporting.”

Executive Director Georg Kell

The UK Network aims to further the Global Compact’s 10 principles that cover human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and serves members through regular meetings to share best practice and working groups that are active in areas such as reporting, small and medium-sized enterprises, communications, and liaison with other networks.




Canon Europe

We are delighted to welcome Canon Europe as a new member of the Global Compact UK Network . Canon Europe is a subsidiary of Canon Inc. of Japan, a world-leading innovator and provider of Business Imaging, Consumer Imaging, Medical Imaging and Professional Imaging solutions and services across EMEA. Canon Europe employs 17,000 people and sells to customers in more than 116 countries across EMEA. Under Canon’s global philosophy of Kyosei – ‘living and working together for the common good’, Canon Europe pursues sustainable business, integrating the interests of society with consideration for the environment and promoting wider economic growth. Our vision is to enrich lives and businesses through imaging solutions.

*Warning: Spam Email*

Some members may have received an email addressed as “Dear Invitee/Nonprofit/NGO Colleague”, inviting organizations and NGO’s to participate in a five-day global Conference in London at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre on 25-29 August. Please ignore this spam email as it has not actually been sent from the UN Global Compact.

Assessing Human Rights Impacts: Where the Rubber Hits the Road

Drawing on real-life case studies from companies that have started to assess their human rights impacts, this event, hosted by Clifford Chance LLP in London on 3 June, 2014, considered how each company has approached human rights due diligence, highlighting the challenges and obstacles they face during the process, and underscoring the benefits that have arisen from completing this exercise. To download a copy of the keynote speech, given by John Morrison, Institute for Human Rights and Business, click here.

Fourth Quarterly Meeting: Current Issues in the Fight Against Corruption

The UK Network of the United Nations Global Compact (hosted by Rio Tinto in London) held its fourth Quarterly Meeting of 2013 on 12 November on current issues in the fight against corruption.
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