Methodology Development and Reviews - Consultations

2017 Consultations

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 [updated 08/01/2018], 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.

2014-2016 Consultations

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. 

Feb 2016 Consultation

Response from Adidas, Feb 2016

Response from BHP Billiton, Feb 2016

Response from RAFI team, Shift and Mazars, Feb 2016

Response from ICCR, Feb 2016

Response from ICMM, Feb 2016

Response from IPIECA, Feb 2016

Response from International Organization of Employers, Feb 2016

Response from GRIFeb 2016

Response from Minority Rights Group International, Feb 2016

Public Feedback to February 2016 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Online Consultation, Feb 2016

Multi-Stakeholder Consultation Reports:

Summary Report: Key insights and revised approach, December 2015

CHRB Consultation Report Paris, June 2015

CHRB Consultation Report Amsterdam, June 2015

CHRB Consultation Report London, July 2015

CHRB Consultation Report Johannesburg, Aug 2015

CHRB Consultation Report São Paulo, Aug 2015

CHRB Consultation Report New York, Sept 2015

Public Feedback to the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Online Consultation, October 2015

Public Feedback:

 Response from Columbia University Business and Human Rights Clinic, October 2015

 Response from the participants in the Business and Human Rights Conference in Tokyo, October 2015

 Response from United States Council for International Business, 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

Organisations and Individuals Consulted:

List of organisations and individuals consulted