Human Rights

Human rights are applicable to everyone. The recognition of these rights is the basis for our freedom, justice and peace. It is a right that justifiably belongs to every human. According to the United Nations commission on human rights; Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.

Business & Human Rights 
The UN Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework urges companies to respect human rights within their scope of due diligence to avoid infringing on the rights of others and address adverse impacts with which they are involved. 
Blandford Consulting assists companies who set their goals on incorporating human rights in their business practices thereby avoiding unintended complicity to human rights violations.

  • Undertaking full human rights audits, assessments and reviews, which enable us to:
    • Understand the responsibilities of the company within its sphere of due diligence
    • Identify potential risks for the company, its operations and supply chain
    • Establish a clear link between companies' operations and its impact (positive and negative) on workers, community and suppliers
    • Develop an improvement plan
  • Providing human rights awareness and training programs for the Board, senior management and employees
  • Integrating human rights issues more formally in project and country risk assessments
  • Formulating company specific policies and procedures to mainstream human rights as part of core business strategy
  • Ensuring appropriate consultation and communication on human rights issues
  • Establishing and implementing human rights monitoring and assurance mechanisms.
  • Business & Social Responsibility

Business & Social Responsibility

Blandford Consulting provides innovative services, solutions and tools for:

  • Facilitating Public-Private partnerships
  • Social Impact Assessments and Roadmaps
  • Aligning Social Investment to Organisational Strategy
  • Triple Bottom-line Reporting
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Performance Management Plans
  • Local Economic Development and mainstreaming a sustainable livelihoods approach
  • Assisting companies achieve social accreditation standards like ISO 26000, Global Compact, SA8000, Fair Trade labels or sector based voluntary initiatives

Gender Mainstreaming

Blandford Consulting is aware of issues affecting women around the world. Gender mainstreaming is not merely addressing issues affecting women such as health, gender based-violence and unemployment; it is a process that requires institutional capacity to ensure that policy and decision-making on gender effectively contribute towards closing the existing gap between men and women.
Blandford consulting is highly dedicated in assisting organisations with streamlining their business agendas to be more sensitive towards gender issues. Our contribution towards addressing gender mainstreaming is by assisting institutions with:

  • in-depth research;
  • project/programme development;
  • Aligning Social Investment to Organisational Strategy
  • monitoring and evaluation tools;
  • creating platforms for stakeholder engagement such as workshops and conferences; and

We are creative in our approach towards tackling the topic of gender especially through our media creations such as film documentaries and knowledge materials that are easily accessible to a wide-range of audiences and stakeholders including policy makers, NGO’s, multi-lateral institutions, businesses and the general public.

Our work also focuses on sustainability reporting; community and stakeholder engagements; social assessments and local economic development. Visit our social responsibility page for more details on these core areas of expertise.

 

 
 

 

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