Leadership Indicators focus on the actions of the most senior governing body and/or its relevant sub-committee. There are twelve total indicators in this category.

Senior leaders at corporate, regional, country and business unit levels…

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Leadership Indicator 1

talk regularly – both internally and publicly – about the company’s commitment to address risks to people across the company’s operations and value chain, and key challenges and opportunities for achieving this goal.

Leadership Indicator 2

regularly affirm that all stakeholders must be treated with respect and dignity, and model this in their interactions with the company’s workforce.

Leadership Indicator 3

pro-actively and regularly seek the insights and critique of credible experts to inform the company’s understanding of and responses to human rights issues.

Leadership Indicator 4

routinely seek out the experiences and views of people across the company’s workforce about how they are affected by the business, and inform them of how their inputs have influenced company decision-making.

Leadership Indicator 5

routinely engage with external stakeholders to understand their experiences and views about how they are affected by the business, and inform them of how their inputs have influenced company decision-making.

Leadership Indicator 6

engage constructively with affected stakeholders or their representatives with regard to any allegations that the company is involved in major human rights-related incidents in its operations or value chain.

Leadership Indicator 7

signal the importance of the internal function(s) or role(s) that lead(s) on human rights by ensuring their insights are integrated into decision-making processes.

Leadership Indicator 8

proactively seek to understand and avoid pressures on employees or contractors to act contrary to the company’s responsibility to respect human rights.

Leadership Indicator 9

encourage the workforce to raise questions or concerns about the company’s impacts on co-workers or external stakeholders.

Leadership Indicator 10

praise actions and decisions that advance the company’s commitment to respect human rights, and call out any that run counter to it.

Leadership Indicator 11

collaborate with business peers and other stakeholders to address systemic issues underpinning the company’s salient human rights risks, based on clear action plans, agreed targets and accountability measures.

Leadership Indicator 12

encourage the sharing of problems and setbacks, as well as progress and successes, to support improved management of human rights risks and impacts.