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Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Pilot Methodology 2016

CHRB Pilot Methodology 2016

This work is the product of a collaboration between Aviva Investors (www.avivainvestors.com), Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (www.business-humanrights.org), Calvert Investments (www.calvert. com), Institute for Human Rights and Business (www.ihrb.org), VBDO (www.vbdo.nl) and Vigeo Eiris (www.eiris.org). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-ncnd/4.0/). You are free to copy and redistribute this work in any medium or format provided that you give credit to all six organisations and that you do not alter the content in any way. Any commercial use of this material or any part of it will require a licence. Those wishing to commercialise the use are invited to contact the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark. © March 2016

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 5. MEASUREMENT THEMES AND INDICATORS

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Foreword

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Acknowledgements

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List of Tables

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Referenced Sources

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A. GOVERNANCE AND POLICY COMMITMENTS

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A.1. Policy Commitments A.2. Board Level Accountability

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B. EMBEDDING RESPECT AND HUMAN RIGHTS DUE DILIGENCE

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1. WHY THE NEED FOR A BENCHMARK? The Challenge

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The Levers for Change

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CHRB Objectives

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Expected Impacts

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B.1. Embedding Respect for Human Rights in Company Culture and Management Systems

Who is the CHRB

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B.2. Human Rights Due Diligence

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Development of the CHRB Methodology

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Benchmarking Features

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2. INTRODUCTION TO THE CHRB

3. HOW THE PILOT CHRB WORKS

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C. REMEDIES AND GRIEVANCE MECHANISMS

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D. PERFORMANCE: COMPANY HUMAN RIGHTS PRACTICES

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Scope of the 2016 Pilot Benchmark

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The CHRB Long-Term

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D.1 Agricultural Products

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The Annual CHRB Research Cycle

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D.2 Apparel

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D.3 Extractives

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4. APPROACH TO SCORING

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The CHRB Measurement Themes and Indicators

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Indicator Scoring

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Weighting of Measurement Themes

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Cross-Referencing

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Types of Evidence

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Index Of Indicators

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How to read a CHRB Indicator

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Glossary

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Sources Referenced

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E. PERFORMANCE: RESPONSES TO SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS

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F. TRANSPARENCY

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ANNEXES

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CHRB Pilot Methodology 2016

Foreword

How companies are managing human rights is an important commercial issue. It matters to shareholders, it is material. Yet despite decades of engagement on human rights by companies, by governments and by the global community, we do not yet have a wide-scale, publicly available way of identifying how companies are performing. As a result, companies and investors are not routinely incorporating the costs of getting human rights wrong or right into their investment decisions. The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB or the Benchmark) aims to correct this. We recognise that it will be tough to do justice to the complex