Human rights & social risk

Navigating the business and human rights landscape

Q & A


  • Start by obtaining as much visibility as possible over your organisation’s operations and supply chains. By importing your corporate and sourcing locations into our systems and combining them with our human rights dataset, we can help you create a heatmap of the key issues affecting your business at the country, industry and commodity level. This forms the basis of an initial human rights risk assessment that can pinpoint priority areas requiring further attention.

  • This is a key part of our offering. Our market-leading human rights dataset provides the first step in the process of risk identification. But to embed the necessary remedial, strategic, policy, contractual, procurement changes, requires experienced and expert advisors. For over 20 years, our team has worked with multinationals, governments and NGOs to create clarity from complexity.

  • Our data is ‘law agnostic’ and can be applied to any of the current or proposed human rights (and environmental) due diligence (HREDD) laws covering the operations and supply chains of multinational companies. These include the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act, the French Duty of Vigilance Law and the forthcoming EU Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence. Our data and advisory methodologies are informed by the defining global frameworks, including the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and OECD Guidelines.

  • We provide both. Our desk-based impact assessments provide organisations with a rapid understanding of key risks and opportunities at the corporate level, or in specific functions, supply chains or countries of operation. We have undertaken on-the-ground HRIAs using an externally validated and UNGP-aligned methodology for numerous mining projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, South America and North America.

  • Yes, we provide training and capacity building to clients looking to develop their BHR capabilities. We can either do this in person or via webinars and pre-recorded teaching modules. Our sessions include: current and emerging BHR legislation, sustainable procurement, human rights risk and impact assessments. We can also offer bespoke C-Suite training for directors looking to better understand the BHR landscape and its strategic implications.

Get in touch today to discuss how we can help you with our Human rights & social risk solutions…

Human rights advancement outside of client engagement

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Human rights advancement outside of client engagement

Human rights protection is not just another ‘business line’ for us, it is a passion shared by all of our staff. In addition to our client work, we provide complementary data and advisory services to several NGOs and collaborate on international projects, such as the Business and Human Rights Navigator, which we operate in conjunction with the United Nations Global Compact and the German Helpdesk on Business and Human rights.

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