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THE CORPORATE HUMAN RIGHTS BENCHMARK

Public Consultation

Deadline for Comments: 2nd October 2015

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The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) is seeking input on two key documents that will inform the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) Methodology 1.0.

The Framework Paper for Multi-Stakeholder Consultations sets out the overview, framework and process in the development of the CHRB. This document also seeks to provide the reader with an understanding of the rationale and aims of the CHRB.

The Draft List of Indicators sets out the proposed complete set of indicators for Methodology 1.0 of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB). This document details the specific indicators per measurement themes.

The draft Methodology 1.0 will be revised in light of public input on these two documents and we aim to publish the full revised CHRB Methodology 1.0 in November 2015. We will subsequently publish the first pilot Benchmark, undertaken using the revised CHRB Methodology in June 2016.

In order to assist managing input received, we welcome your feedback using the following template below. We would like to hear your feedback on three broad critical issues, covered in the Framework Paper for Multi-Stakeholder Consultations and welcome detailed feedback and edits on the indicators themselves, as well as general comments on the indicators included per measurement theme.

This public consultation is open until the 2nd October 2015.

For further information or queries, please contact:

Vicky Dodman: [email protected]

Typhaine de Borne: [email protected]

 

Framework Paper for Multi-Stakeholder Consultations

Draft List of Indicators

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(I) BROAD CRITICAL ISSUES

1.  Have we got the principles behind the weighting of the measurement themes correct to ensure a balance between policy and performance? If no, what needs changing? (Refer to Page 7 of the Framework Paper)

2. Have we covered the Key Sector Risks that we should be considering for the Extractive, Agriculture and Apparel Sectors? (Refer to Page 22 of the Draft List of Indicators)

Key Sector risks - The risks regularly regarded as potentially severe and/or likely within the sector and that companies are expected to demonstrate, through a process of human rights due diligence, how they are preventing them or why they are not relevant.  Therefore, while these risks are anticipated to be relevant given the company’s sector, they may not necessarily be the individual company’s most salient human rights issues (see salient human rights issues below).

Salient human rights issues - Those human rights that are at risk of the most severe negative impacts through a company’s activities or business relationships. They therefore vary from company to company.  

3. Is the Benchmark fit for purpose for all stakeholders? (Refer to Page 4 (Expected Impacts) of the Framework Paper )

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(II) FEEDBACK ON MEASUREMENT THEMES AND INDICATORS  

(please refer to the Draft List of Indicators)

A. MEASUREMENT THEME: Leadership - 10%

Please include any suggested comments on the measurement theme, on the list of indicators, on the wording of indicators or scoring.

B. MEASUREMENT THEME: Governance - 10%

Please include any suggested comments on the measurement theme, on the list of indicators, on the wording of indicators or scoring.

B.1 Policy Commitments (5%)

B.2 Board Level Accountability (5%)

C. MEASUREMENT THEME: Management Systems - 30%

Please include any suggested comments on the measurement theme, on the list of indicators, on the wording of indicators or scoring.

C.1. Embedding policy (5%)

C.2. Human Rights due Diligence (15%)

C.3. Remedies and Grievance Mechanisms (10%)

D. MEASUREMENT THEME: Performance - 40%

Please include any suggested comments on the measurement theme, on the list of indicators, on the wording of indicators or scoring.

D.1. KPIs & Good Practices (20%)

D.2. Adverse Events (20%)

E. MEASUREMENT THEME: Reporting and Transparency - 10%

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(III) ADDITIONAL FEEDBACK AND COMMENTS 

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About you

Feedback from all our consultations will be available in a summary report. Names of individuals and organisations will not be used, but we may refer to type of organisation providing feedback. By participating in this consultation you will automatically receive our feedback report via email. We may contact individuals on specific aspects of their feedback.