My approach to human rights due diligence - developed over many years of work with global corporations - is to be both ‘business pragmatic’ and principled.
In doing this work with companies, my objective is to help improve the lives of as many people as possible.
I prefer to work with companies on a longer-term basis, drawing on previously agreed hours/days of my time as required by the company.
This can be a coaching format with check-in-discussions, or working together - on demand - on concrete work packages (development/review of policies, implementation of a risk assessment, trainings, review of specific processes etc.).
My clients value that this model is highly flexible and resource efficient.
Of course, fixed-term projects (see portfolio below) are also an option.
Strategic advisory and support
- Strategic advice and support in developing and implementing an effective human rights program
- Workshops to identify key human rights risks and first steps to action
Implementing human rights due diligence
- Human rights policy development
- Human rights risk assessments in own operations and value chains
- Gap analyses, e.g. against the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights or the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark
- Development of effective measures to address human rights risks and impacts
- Awareness-raising and training programs
- Development and moderation of stakeholder and rightsholder dialogues
- Establishment or improvement of grievance mechanisms
- Reporting and communications advice and support
Expert input, speaking engagements and moderation
- Expert input, speaking engagements and moderation at stakeholder dialogues and events