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MA.1.a. Regulatory compliance

Does the company comply with all relevant regulation on issues covered by the Global Compact principles?

ABOUT THIS QUESTION

The company should identify and comply with legislation in the country in which it operates – also in countries where enforcement is not systematic. The company should take measures to ensure that it is aware of current and new legislative requirements relevant to its activities, products and services. Furthermore, the company should strive to respect relevant international standards, conventions and agreements, in particular where these are more stringent than national legislation.

ANSWER THIS QUESTION

First answer the following indicators (step 1) and then the main question (step 2).

Step 1. Answer the following indicators:

The company complies with all relevant local and national legislation related to issues covered by the Global Compact principles in the country in which it operates. This includes legislation relating to human rights, occupational health and safety, labour rights, environmental and anti-corruption.

The company has obtained the necessary permits and authorisations to operate from the relevant authorities.

The company has an ongoing dialogue with the relevant local/national authorities about any unsettled issues raised by the authorities e.g. following a site visit.

The company complies with international conventions and agreements relevant for the company operations and activities.

The company has a systematic approach in place to ensure it keeps informed of new regulations, e.g. using compliance monitoring processes and gap analysis.

Step 2. Answer the main question:

Does the company comply with all relevant regulation on issues covered by the Global Compact principles?

 

MA.1.b. Assessment of risk, opportunity and impact

Does the company identify and assess the risk, opportunity and impact of its operations on issues covered by the Global Compact principles?

ABOUT THIS QUESTION

Companies should identify and assess the nature of its actual and potential adverse impacts. This includes assessing the impacts of operations and engaging with stakeholders to identify significant issues and reduce these impacts.

 

Impacts should be assessed and addressed at regular intervals: prior to a new activity or relationship; prior to major decisions or changes in the operation (e.g. market entry, product launch, policy change, or wider changes to the business); in response to or anticipation of changes in the operating environment (e.g. rising social tensions); and periodically throughout the life of an activity or relationship. In this process, business enterprises should pay special attention to any particular individuals from groups or populations that may be at heightened risk of vulnerability or marginalization. Finally the company should insure that all information on the potential impacts of its business operations are shared and accessible to potentially impacted individuals or communities.

ANSWER THIS QUESTION

First answer the following indicators (step 1) and then the main question (step 2).

Step 1. Answer the following indicators:

The company takes an integrated approach to identifying and assessing risk, opportunity and impact, taking into account: human rights; occupational health and safety; labour rights; environmental and anti-corruption issues.

The company has processes in place to ensure periodic identification and assessment of the risk, opportunity and impact of its business operations and activities, based on a review of sound data and a deep understanding of emerging trends.

The company has a method for prioritising the most significant risks, opportunities and impacts, including the individuals who are most likely to be affected.

When designing new operations or activities, the assessment of risk, opportunity and impact is included.

The company ensures that all information on the potential risks, opportunities and impacts of its business operations are shared and accessible to potentially affected individuals or communities.

Step 2. Answer the main question:

Does the company identify and assess the risk, opportunity and impact of its operations on issues covered by the Global Compact principles?

 
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