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  • Date: 08/12/2020
  • Time: 14:00 - 15:30
  • Location: Webinar

Human Rights Due Diligence: Preparing for Legislation

HUMAN is a partnership between ICCO Cooperation, CNV Internationaal, and VBDO to advance the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights in the Netherlands. In the past four years, the HUMAN conferences successfully facilitated a dialogue between companies, investors, civil society organizations, research institutions, and governments on human rights & business.

HUMAN Webinar

In this annual event we aim to support you in translating the aspirations of the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights (UNGPs) in solid business practice, particularly focusing on due diligence and reporting processes.

The focus of this webinar will be on how companies and investors are dealing with human rights due diligence. A topic that is gaining attention now legislation is on its way. In a dialogue with government, companies and the financial sector it will be discussed how to best apply human rights due diligence.

The program will consist of a plenary session and multiple breakout sessions focusing on SMEs, financial institutions and multinational companies.


  • How are companies implementing the OECD due diligence guidelines? (Martijn Scheltema, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Panel discussion on expected legislation
    • Marhijn Visser | Deputy Director International Affairs at VNO-NCW
    • Martijn Scheltema | Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Partner @ Pels Rijcken
    • Hannah Tijmes | Head of IRBC department at the Duch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Break-out sessions
    • Improving and complementing certification. A case study on improving labour rights in the palm oil industry | Rabobank and CNV Internationaal
    • A closer look at upcoming legislation and a dialogue with Suitsupply | Manon Wolfkamp, MVO Platform and Joy Roeterdink, Suitsupply
    • Developing a due diligence policy, dilemma’s in implementation | Louise Vytopil,  Friesland-Campina
  • Key takeaways

NB. We welcome everyone during the session to freely speak their mind and will therefore be held under the Chatham House Rule. As a result, the webinar is not accessible for media contacts. If you are interested in reporting this event, please contact us. 


Registration for this event is no longer possible.