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    Business for Human Rights (#Biz4HR) initiative is an action group of business stakeholders interested in improving human rights record in their value chain.


    The initiative requires members to make a public commitment to human rights by

    ·         Publicly disclosing human rights policy

    ·         Signing the CII Human Rights Declaration

    Members get support to

    ·         conduct due diligence of human rights in business value chain

    ·         achieve SDGs with human rights implications

    ·         improve disclosures on human rights in sustainability / integrated reporting


    There are three tiers of membership

    1.     Co-chairs

    2.     Founding members

    3.     Regular members


    Benefits of membership

    ·         Draft & disclose human rights policy

    ·         Improve human rights disclosures in sustainability / integrated reporting

    ·         Project your actions on human rights in international networks such as UN, WBCSD, GRI

    ·         Engage in domestic policy advocacy on matters related to human rights

    ·         Get support to conduct due diligence of human rights in business value chain

    ·         Connect human rights and Sustainable Development Goals


    Additional benefits for founding members

    (Founding membership is open until 30 June 2019)

    ·         Co-create CII Human Rights Declaration statement

    ·         Be identified as founding member for next three years (up to Dec 2020) on all collaterals of the Initiative

    ·         Be auto-eligible for case studies on responsible business practices in human rights

    ·         Become a trainer in CESD’s capacity building programmes on human rights


    Extra benefits for co-chairs

    (2 co-chairs with a validity for 1 year up; only heads of companies or members of boards can be co-chairs)

    ·         Lead the governance of CII initiative on human rights

    ·         Must already be signatory to UN Declaration or have Human Rights policy in the public domain

    ·         Demonstrate “lead by action”

    ·         Video on business & human rights as co-chair of the initiative

    ·         Lead CII delegation on human rights at international and national events on subject matter


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