This key document – developed with support from Critical Resource – is aimed at ICMM members & other mining companies
The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has recently published ‘Integrating human rights due diligence into corporate risk management processes’. This is the third in a series of publications, developed with the support of Critical Resource, to assist member companies and other interested companies responsibly manage challenging issues in the area of human rights.
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- The guide introduces and explains what is meant by human rights due diligence and the central role it plays in delivering on the corporate responsibility to respect human rights.
- It aims to assist mining companies in reviewing their existing risk management processes, identifying how they can build on them to ensure they are adequately addressing human rights and whether their existing processes are consistent with the UN Guiding Principles.
- A range of the available tools on risk management and aspects of human rights due diligence are introduced in the guide and are supported by a number of industry-related case studies. The studies focus on practices such as the use of global employee surveys, conflict assessment and effective stakeholder engagement.
- Human rights due diligence is currently a topic of significant debate, with a number of methodologies being developed, tested and/or refined. The UN Guiding Principles reinforce how human rights due diligence is the key mechanism for companies to deliver on their responsibility to respect human rights.
Preivous guides in the series (developed with Critical Resource’s support) are:
- “Human Rights in the Mining & Metals Sector: Handling and Resolving Local Level Concerns and Grievances” click here (PDF)
- “Human Rights in the Metals & Mining Industry: Overview, Management Approach and Issues,” click here (PDF)
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