Human Rights Strategies
Crafting and implementing a robust human rights strategy is complex, encompassing sustainable development, community involvement and mitigation of negative impacts. It must also consider environmental impacts, such as food security and access to water.
TDi provides comprehensive due diligence support in these critical areas, considering regional diversity, socio-economic variations, and potential adverse effects.
Leveraging our human rights strategies and human rights impact assessments (HRIAs), companies can ensure compliance with sustainable business regulations.
Human Rights Impact Assessments
TDi’s comprehensive impact assessment is essential to minimising adverse effects and maximising potential benefits. Our expertise extends to the intricate process of Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC), which safeguards the rights of indigenous people and requires firms to consult and cooperate with indigenous communities before initiating any project that could affect their lands, livelihoods, or cultural heritage. This involves detailed negotiations, transparency, and a deep understanding of local cultures and legal frameworks.
Navigating this process can be challenging without the right expertise. Our team of specialists, backed by extensive experience and knowledge, can guide clients through this process to uphold both their business interests and the rights and values of indigenous communities.
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