Given the challenges posed on companies operating in high risk countries or complex markets, the Academy for Human Rights in Business is a direct response to the challenges and expectations provided in Professor Ruggie’s framework, UK Bribery Act and EU demands on CSR. The aim is to provide companies with practical tips on how these concerns should be integrated in a modern day business within a global set up. The Academy will provide prime knowledge and expertise to board of directors, and professionals within companies dealing with CSR.
Our diploma courses come with a guarantee of practicability and firm due diligence knowledge in the field human rights, supply chain and anti-corruption.
Courses/Programmes We offer three courses that are specifically developed for business representatives:
Basic training in risk management and human rights The Academy for Human Rights in Business is launching a one day training programme for companies in risk management and human rights with focus on so called high risk countries. The programme will consist of discussions and case studies related to customers, suppliers, human rights risks within the company, and clear due diligence matters. The aim is to provide companies with practical tips on how these concerns should be integrated in a modern day business within a global set up. As this is a one day programme, a part of it will focus on clarifying the spectrum of human rights; and what all it includes.
Course teacher: Parul Sharma
2-day training in supply chain and human rights
A practical and risk based two-day training course will be given in the complex topic of supply chain and human rights. This training will be focused on human rights, labour standards and ethical concerns within the supply chain. High risk perspectives will be discussed. What tools and competence is required in a company to foresee and follow-up on supply chain issues? What practices should be applied and implemented? Which risks and loop-holes are there? What is a good due diligence process? This training course will provide the company representative with a competence to tackle some of the supply chain challenges in a practical manner. Cases and questions will be thoroughly discussed and dealt with during these two days. These two days are relevant for all companies no matter which industry they belong to.
Course teacher: Parul Sharma along with one guest speaker.
Anti-corruption has become the greatest challenge in implementing CSR at all levels in a company and in society. There are very few who are able to address the link between corruption and a not so successful implementation of CSR plans. The academy for human rights in business will offer companies a two-day practical training programme, where the magnitude of the problem will be discussed, the risks attached to corruption, training in understanding red flags, doable and minimum practices which have to be in place. Which tools do you need? Accountability at all levels? What is included in a due diligence? What is a good whistle-blowing system? What are country risks? All these topics will be discussed through interactive sessions. The aim is for every participant to leave the training course with concrete and practical measures to the question “how should we work with anti-corruption in our company?”
Course teacher: Parul Sharma along with one guest speaker
Trainer & Dean of The Academy for Human Rights in Business Our trainer for these courses is Parul Sharma, Dean of The Academy for Human Rights in Business, a human rights lawyer with extensive experience in CSR issues in and out of so-called high-risk countries. Human Rights Law Network, Amnesty Business Group, European Commission, Sandvik AB and Stora Enso are some examples where Parul has worked on issues of human rights, anticorruption, supply chain, labor law, and CSR perspective.
An initiative from CSR Sweden CSR Sweden is a business driven network in Sweden for stimulating and creating an environment for corporate social responsibility and the Swedish national partner organisation to CSR Europe. CSR Europe is the leading European business network for corporate social responsibility with around 70 multinational corporations and 36 national partner organisations as members. The organization was founded in 1995 by senior European business leaders in response to an appeal by the European Commission President Jacques Delors. It has since grown to become an inspiring network of business people working at the very forefront of CSR across Europe and globally.
CSR Europe’s network of national partner organisations brings together 36 membership-based, business-led CSR organisations from around 30 European countries. In total, the network reaches out to over 5000 companies throughout Europe.
Enterprise 2020 strategy Since its launch, Enterprise 2020 has become the reference initiative for the ideal company of the future and forms the umbrella for all CSR Europe activities.
För mer information, contact Parul Sharma, Trainer & Dean of The Academy for Human Rights in Business Tel: +46 708 735 711. Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org