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Jindal Stainless has been engaged in creating greater awareness among various stakeholders on issues related to rights, especially in the domain of environment and security, and has been developing internal grievance mechanism processes. In addition to this, the Company has constantly been engaged with industry associations to deliberate on the verticals of business and human rights. This has paid off with the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) taking keen interest to promote the UNGP on Business and Human Rights. The Company has been instrumental in establishing a CEO Forum on Business and Human Rights and is working closely with several institutions for the promotion of the second pillar of ‘Respect’ of the UNGP as articulated by Prof John Ruggie framework. In the process, the National Human Right Commission has also held consultations and furthered the cause.
Jindal Stainless collaborated with Global Business Initiative (GBI), a business led programme to advance human rights in business around the world, in August 2010 to promote and protect human rights within the company and its area of operations. It is one of the only leadership platforms for dialogue on a company to company level with regard to the human rights responsibilities of business. Various training programs are organized for the employees to sensitize them about business and human rights.
Corporate Head-CSR, Jindal Stainless, Brig Rajiv Williams was invited to speak at the first Annual Forum on Business and Human RightsCorporate Head-CSR, Jindal Stainless, Brig Rajiv Williams was invited to speak at the first Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights
organized by United Nations in Geneva on December, 3 – 5, 2012.
Jindal Stainless has also taken up the initiative to forward the agenda of
It is a two year initiative of the Human Rights Committee of the Global Compact Network Indian to advance human rights in a business context among Indian industry at home and abroad, and establish India as a global leader in this critical and valuable area of responsible business.
The organization is committed to making deliberate efforts across its companies, located in different geographies, to preserve the environment, respect communities, and recognize that the Company’s social, environmental and ethical conduct has an impact on its reputation. The Corporation is committed toward developing and implementing appropriate policies, which in various forms lend toward respecting human rights as recognized by international organisations and standards.
Jindal Stainless has taken a step towards self-assessment by conducting a Human Rights Due Diligence process of the Community and Environment Impact indicator in Human Rights’ Reporting. The due diligence process is carried out by an international group called ‘Mazars’ which has expertise in this field. The Review is conducted in accordance with ISAE 3000 issued by the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB).