Development of elements of a human rights due diligence (HRDD) system

Client: A large mining and metals company
Location: Russia

Purpose: to adapt the methodology of the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) for assessing the risks of human rights violations within the framework of employer-employee relations for use by the Company as a basis for building a human rights due diligence (HRDD) system.
ENSOR approach:
The ENSOR team carried out an analysis of existing processes in the company's areas of activity that potentially affect the employees’ rights, including:

  • Occupational health and safety management system;
  • Personnel management;
  • Environmental impact management;
  • Supply chain management

Situations (scenarios) have been identified in the implementation of which human rights may be violated, as well as specific rights affecting a particular scenario. Then a set of tools was developed, including automated processes implemented for use in various functions and production units.

The ENSOR consultants, together with the Company's employees, worked out a system that allows them to record situations that pose a risk to human rights violations, calculate them and assess the level of risk for both copyright holders and the Company's business. Next, it is planned to develop a scheme for determining measures that reduce the level of risks that have been rated "high", the distribution of responsibility at the corporate level and the level of production units, as well as evaluating the effectiveness of the activities carried out.
9.Social performance and human rights 6.Environmental and Social Management Systems 7. ESG and Sustainability