Beyond Oil, Gas and Mining:
Experiences of Voluntary Principles Implementation in Different Sectors
Human Rights & Business Roundtable No. 137
December 14, 2017
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Join us for our next Human Rights & Business Roundtable meeting which will take place on Thursday, December 14.
The Voluntary Principles on Security & Human Rights were established in 2000 as a practical tool for companies in the oil, gas, and mining sectors to better manage their security arrangements and, in so doing, to respect human rights. Though the Voluntary Principles were created with the extractive sectors specifically in mind, since then other industries have recognized the applicability of the Voluntary Principles to their own, often similar, security and human rights challenges. Indeed, the Voluntary Principles are now being implemented in sectors as diverse as renewable energy, agriculture, infrastructure, transportation and manufacturing, demonstrating the relevance of the Principles in addressing a broad array of business and human rights issues.
This event will look at how the Voluntary Principles have been implemented in industries outside of the oil and mining sectors, including a case study on their implementation in the agricultural sector. The event will consider how other sectors can learn from nearly two decades of implementation by the oil, gas, and mining sectors ... and equally examine what lessons and innovative approaches other sectors may provide from their Voluntary Principles implementation experiences.
Roger Enrique Pineda Pinel - Director de Relaciones Corporativas, Corporacion Dinant
Krista Hendry - Chief of Operations, Monkey Forest Consulting
Felicity Kolp - Social Development Specialist, International Finance Corporation
Please note that attendance at the Roundtable is by invitation only.
If you are interested in joining the Roundtable, please contact Christina Murphy.