Responsible Business in Conflict-Affected or High-Risk Areas – what companies need to know and act upon
Time & Location
05 Jun 2023, 14:00 – 15:30
About the event
Companies doing business in conflict-affected areas face a higher risk to cause, contribute or be linked to adverse human rights impacts. In these contexts, states often fail to deliver on their responsibility to protect human rights, and it is even more important that companies pull their weight in demonstrating they respect human rights.
How can companies ensure they respect human rights and comply with international humanitarian law when doing business in conflict-affected or high-risk areas? This webinar gives an overview of what companies need to know about conducting heightened human rights due diligence (HRDD) and operating in a conflict-sensitive manner.
- How can I identify conflict-affected or high risks areas?
- What does it mean to conduct a heightened HRDD process?
- What considerations should inform a company’s decision whether to stay in or exit a conflict-affected area?
The webinar will be co-facilitated by swisspeace and focusright. It is organized in cooperation with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). It is part of measure 3 “Promotion of UN Guiding Principles” of the Swiss National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights 2020-2023. For more information, please refer to: www.nap-bhr.admin.ch/napbhr/en/home.html