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Human Rights

The world is demanding higher human rights standards from all organisations. Embedding human rights principles into organisational governance is increasingly an expected part of doing business.

We help our clients identify and understand the often complex social and human rights issues that affect their business. We focus on the integration of social goals into sustainability imperatives to identify risks and opportunities. We’ll help you measure your baseline, set targets, and build and implement strategies to achieve them.

Real World Impact

Project Experience

Real-world examples of the impact our clients are making in the areas of Modern Slavery and broader Human Rights strategy.

Case Study

Intrepid Travel

Modern Slavery Readiness Assessment & Reporting Preparation

Performance Measurement

Modern Slavery Risk Assessment Tool

For our counter-slavery support services we deploy an array of tools enabling clients to benchmark their position, quantify supply chain risk, and analyse how best to proceed. These tools make demonstrating year-on-year progress easy by quantifying the client’s counter slavery process.

The video below is a brief introduction to our Modern Slavery Risk Assessment Tool, which we use to quantify supply chain risk and create an actionable picture of a Client’s supply chain. This assessment is used to target supply chain engagement and measure year-on-year progress for each annual slavery statement.

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Our Team

Our Human rights team have extensive experience in supporting organisations to analyse, measure and implement human rights strategies to mitigate risk and align purpose with profit. Heading up the team is Human Rights Principal Brian Kraft and Senior Consultant Michaela Young, supported by the wider team. Reach out to the team below or email humanrights@ndevr.com.au

Brian Kraft - Ndevr Environmental - web

Brian Kraft

Principal Consultant - Human Rights
Michaela Young - Ndevr Environmental - web

Michaela Young

Senior Consultant

ESG

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria are a set of standards for a company’s operations that measure non-financial indicators. They are increasingly used as a measurement for investors to evaluate businesses in which they might want to invest. The ‘Social’ score is often undervalued, however organisations which do not address this key element will underperform. We help clients boost their social performance indicators to make them more attractive to workers, investors, and buyers.

Our team can assist with the following ESG services:

  • ESG101 trainings (executive or generic)
  • Selection support for the right ESG standard
  • Materiality assessments
  • Current-state & gap assessments to build an ESG roadmap
  • Implementing improvements to boost ESG scores
  • B Corporation Certification

Human Rights Strategy

It is increasingly important for companies to identify and address human rights issues across their business. We build corporate and sustainability strategies with robust human rights pillars linked to measurable standards, such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, B Corp certification, or leading Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) metrics.

Developing an actionable human rights strategy allows an organisation to reach certification goals, enables them to better respond to legislation and market demand, mitigate risks, and attract and retain talent. Our services are flexible and fully aligned to the strategic objectives of each client. 

Modern Slavery

Mitigating modern slavery risk in operations and supply chains is a requirement under Australia’s Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) for organisations turning over more than $100m. We guide our clients’ counter-slavery responses, both mandatory and voluntary, in a number of ways, depending on their needs. This includes measuring slavery risk in everything purchased, developing an in-house supplier management tool, training procurement and operational staff on identification and response, and implementing remediation and engagement strategies. Our counter-slavery work is framed around complying with the Australian Modern Slavery Act and achieving continuous improvement year-on-year, to ensure our clients are standing out amongst peers, while mitigating material risks to business and people.

We also provide guidance around the recently introduced NSW Modern Slavery Act for NSW Government agencies, local councils and Statutory owned corporations, to assess and recognise the risks of modern slavery in their supply chains and understand and comply with reporting obligations.

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    ATIYAH

    CARBON NEUTRAL PRODUCT

    ​AWESOME STREETFOOD, ZERO CARBON – that’s Atiyah. With its launch in 2020, Atiyah became Australia’s first 100% renewable-run street food zero-carbon kitchen certified under Climate Active. Atiyah sets operational carbon efficiency benchmarks and raises awareness about the global warming impact of food choices. They even disclosed the footprint of every item on their menu to empower their customers’ low-carbon lifestyle. We assist ATIYAH with their carbon neutrality certification.

    ORIGIN

    CARBON NEUTRAL ORGANISATION & PRODUCT

    Responsible business is at the heart of what Intrepid does. Intrepid has been a pioneer in measuring and reporting carbon emissions since 2010. When it joined the Climate Active family in 2018, it became the largest global provider of carbon neutral certified travel adventures and the first company to voluntarily include all global operations in its certification.

    NEXTDC

    CARBON NEUTRAL ORGANISATION & PRODUCT NEXTDC are one of Australia‘s most trusted providers of data centre solutions. Since 2018 we’ve been assisting them with their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) accounting and in March 2021, the company broke ground with the launch of NEXTneutral, an innovative Climate Active-compliant colocation opt-in program for their customers. Learn more.

    GOODMAN

    COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY
    Goodman Group is an ASX20 global property expert in logistics and business space. It owns, develops and manages industrial property in 17 countries. We provide strategic advisory on Goodman’s operational GHG inventory and trajectory, the GHG intensity of its investment portfolio, net zero pathway and carbon neutral certification, as well as the renewable energy delivery strategy.

    ISPT

    PROPERTY FUND MANAGEMENT
    ISPT is one of Australia’s largest unlisted property fund managers, with over $11.9 billion of funds under management. We assist ISPT with its net zero pathway, land-based offset strategy as well as maintaining its carbon neutral certification. When ISPT joined the Climate Active network, it pioneered many concepts. It became the first participant under Climate Active to voluntarily include base building operations on all its owned and operated properties into its organisational certification and, as an industry first, procured 100% Australian Carbon Credit Offset Units (ACCUs).

    BHP

    METALS & MINING
    BHP is an ASX listed, world-leading resources company and are among the world’s top producers of major commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal and copper. They also have substantial interests in oil, gas and energy coal. We assist BHP comply with energy and greenhouse gas legislation and advise facilities on matters related to energy use and production emissions.

    Intrepid

    TRAVEL
    Intrepid Travel is the largest small group adventure travel company in the world. Responsible business is at the heart of what Intrepid does. We assist Intrepid with their Human Rights reporting obligations as well as many aspects of its GHG accounting and reporting. This includes its Science-based target (SBT), making them the first tour operator with approved SBT. When Intrepid joined the Climate Active family in 2018, it became the largest global provider of carbon neutral certified travel adventures and the first company to voluntarily include all global operations in its certification.

    LION

    BEVERAGES
    Lion is a global beverage company with a portfolio of brands in beer, cider, wine, spirits, seltzers, and non-alcoholic drinks. Lion has four large and four small Australian breweries, and its brands include XXXX, GOLD, Tooheys New, and Little Creatures. We assisted Lion to become Australia’s first large-scale brewer to be certified as carbon neutral under Climate Active in 2020.

    QANTAS Airline

    AIRLINE
    Founded in the Queensland outback in 1920, Qantas has grown to be Australia’s largest domestic and international airline. We have worked with Qantas since 2016 on a variety of emissions reduction projects.

    ORICA

    METALS & MINING
    Orica is the world’s largest provider of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems to the mining, quarrying, oil and gas and construction markets, a leading supplier of sodium cyanide for gold extraction, and a specialist provider of ground support services in mining and tunnelling. We assist Orica with their regulatory reporting such as NGERs and also carbon abatement projects.

    Fulton Hogan

    CONSTRUCTION
    Fulton Hogan has more than 80 years experience in the transport, water, energy, mining, civil construction and land development infrastructure in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific.
    We assist Fulton Hogan comply with NGER and NPI legislation for their extensive national operations. We work Fulton’s team to streamline reporting procedures to avoid duplicating data handling and transparently demonstrate data flows and aggregations.

    TOYOTA AUSTRALIA

    AUTOMOTIVE
    Toyota Australia was founded in 1963 and is one of Australia’s leading automotive companies. We have worked with Toyota since 2018 on many aspects of its GHG accounting, target setting, reduction initiatives, and reporting. We continue to inform strategic decisions around the contribution of the Australian business to the realisation of Toyota’s global Environmental Challenge 2050.

    H&H Group / Swisse Wellness

    CONSUMER GOODS
    H&H Group is a global health and nutrition company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Consumer brands include Biostime, Solid Gold Pet, Dodie, Good Goût, Aurelia Probiotic Skincare, CBII, and Swisse Wellness, a vitamin, supplement, and skincare brand, born in Australia in 1969. We have been working with Swisse and the group on many aspects of its GHG accounting and reporting, including the ongoing management of its Climate Active certification.

    AGL ENERGY

    ENERGY
    AGL is one of Australia’s leading energy companies offering electricity, gas, solar and renewable energy services, plus internet and mobile plans. We have assisted AGL for over five years on a variety of activities including audit and assurance projects.

    VIVA ENERGY

    ENERGY
    Viva Energy is a leading energy company which supplies about a quarter of Australia’s fuel requirements. Viva Energy make, import, blend and deliver fuels, lubricants, solvents and bitumen through extensive national and international supply chains. We assist Viva Energy with a range of energy and greenhouse gas related projects. These include annual NGER reporting, Safeguard baseline setting, advice on Emission Reduction Fund opportunities and emission trajectories.