After publishing the first results in March 2017, CHRB took some time to reflect and to gather feedback on its Methodology and processes, in order to strengthen the Benchmark going forward. From June to October, CHRB held extensive consultations to hear comments from a variety of stakeholders on different aspects of the Methodology.
CHRB conducted consultations in different formats so as to give different stakeholders an opportunity to express their feedback in the way that suited them best. These were:
I. Bilateral calls and meetings
II. An online questionnaire (now closed)
III. A number of multi-stakeholder meetings in various parts of the world.
Multi-stakeholder sessions were held in the following locations:
- Buenos Aires: 6 September 2017
- Washington: 8 September 2017
- Tokyo: 11 September 2017
- Bogotá: 13 September 2017
- New York: 19 September 2017
- Berlin: 27 September 2017
- London: 28 September 2017
- Copenhagen: 2 October 2017
- The Hague: 12 October 2017
- Hong Kong: 13 October 2017
- Huntington Beach: 23 October 2017
- Sydney: 26 October 2017
- Melbourne: 30 October 2017
- Africa & Middle East webinar: 31 October 2017
As a result of these consultations, CHRB published a revised Methodology in December 2017, which will be used for the 2018 assessment. This document contains the revised indicator requirements and scoring details, in spreadsheet format. It will be supplemented with a full Methodology document in early 2018.
This Explanatory Note summarises the Methodology review and amendments. It provides details on the consultation process, setting out what CHRB asked, what the feedback said and then what CHRB decided, based on that feedback. This includes explaining why in some instances the CHRB Methodology Committee decided not to implement the changes suggested by external stakeholders.
We are extremely grateful to the 300 plus individuals and organisations who, via webinars, calls, surveys and 13 in-person events in 10 different countries, provided crucial feedback on not just the CHRB Methodology, but on how we approach our research and engagement and where we go next.
The CHRB Methodology is the result of extensive multi-stakeholder consultation around the world over two years, involving representatives from over 400 companies, governments, civil society organisations, investors, academics and legal experts.The Steering Committee of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) would like to thank all stakeholders for their thoughtful contribution and insights to the two consultation processes held in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
Here you will find reports of CHRB consultation meetings, public feedback to the online consultation and a list of all individuals and organisations consulted during this phase.
Response from Adidas, Feb 2016
Response from BHP Billiton, Feb 2016
Response from ICCR, Feb 2016
Response from ICMM, Feb 2016
Response from IPIECA, Feb 2016
Response from GRI, Feb 2016
Summary Report: Key insights and revised approach, December 2015
CHRB Consultation Report Johannesburg, Aug 2015
CHRB Consultation Report São Paulo, Aug 2015
CHRB Consultation Report New York, Sept 2015
Response from Columbia University Business and Human Rights Clinic, October 2015
Response from UN Global Compact Network UK, October 2015
Response from US Chamber of Commerce, October 2015
Response from IPIECA, October 2015
Response from European Coalition for Corporate Justice, October 2015
Response from Global CSR, October 2015
Response from Facing Finance, September 2015
Response from MSI Integrity, September 2015
Response from NYU Stern Centre for Business & Human Rights, September 2015
Response from Shift and Mazars, September 2015
Response from International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, September 2015
Response Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, September 2015
Response from International Council on Mining and Minerals, September 2015
Response from International Organisation of Employers, August 2015