Liberia Chamber of Commerce

Business and Human Rights Awards

 

Last year (2017), the Liberia Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Business and Human Rights Network Secretariat and Technical Support and advice from UNMIL Human Rights and Protection, initiated the Chamber Business & Human Rights Recognition Awards.  The goal of the award was to create awareness, and recognize deserving businesses that are promoting and practicing business ethics and corporate social responsibility.  The awards several companies were nominated anonymously.  Once all nominations are received, a team consisting of members of the Business and Human Rights Network (LCC, UNMIL Human Rights and Protection, and Civil Society Groups working with UNMIL) will conduct field visits to interview nominees.  Once the interviews are completed, Recognition will be awarded to Companies who meet the criteria and Certificate of Participation will be awarded to all nominees who participated.

 

Criteria

Current members of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce who have:

  • Enforced to protect against forced labor and human trafficking

  • Fostered diversity in the workplace

  • Ensured the fulfillment of equal employment, promotion and training opportunity

  • Made copies of Policies and Labor Laws accessible to employees/workers

  • Led community based, socio-economic or cultural cause, dialogue, and investment for the betterment of the community at large.

  • And made their work environment a safe place to work

 

DATE: TBA

BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS SECRETARIAT

The United Nations Guidelines on Business and Human Rights, in conjunction with the Liberian domestic law and regulations, establish a framework for the Business Enterprise to uphold the rule of law and to respect the human rights standards enumerated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and other human rights instruments.

 

CONTACTS

 

  • Joseph Gillespie

Technical Advisor UNMIL Business & Human Rights Session

0770319222/Gillespie@un.org

  • Melvin Nyanway

Associate Human Rights Officer/ Civil Society Coordinator

0886516516

  • Ben J. Wilson

Coordinator

  • Business & Human Rights Secretariat

0886632155

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