A Challenging Context
Tragedies such as the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh demonstrated that workers’ basic human rights across corporations’ value chains around the world cannot be taken for granted. They are clearly not.
GREEN TIGER SAS focuses its services on supply chain sustainability to help corporations to comply with human rights regulations (e.g., UNGPs, the new EU Accounting Directive 2014/95/EU, UK’s Modern Slavery Act, France’s Due Diligence Law) which is getting more stringent and binding for corporations.
Many large corporations claim they are committed to respecting and promoting human rights and good labor practices, and pretend to make them core to the company’s corporate values. The most mature and informed companies, however, embed these practices in their code of conduct business principles that are publicly stated. Most of the time, in relation to labor rights, many suppliers are unclear about their clients’ expectations, and how to realize better labor rights in practice within their supply chains.
GREEN TIGER SAS advises corporations regarding the design of their proper due diligence framework to comply with human rights regulations. The company provides solutions that promote quick-win initiatives to facilitate the implementation of effective sustainable development strategies, allowing corporations to establish a phased, long-term action plan to manage its human rights due diligence process.
GREEN TIGER SAS’ approach to the solution takes into account, as a starting point, the company’s maturity level and creates a five-step plan. The first step of GREEN TIGER SAS’ methodology is called “sustainability assessment maturity” which includes two phases, the “exploration” phase and the “sponsor engagement” phase determining the level of sponsorship and awareness of the company’s executive committee member, but also of its board of directors. The second step, “stakeholders’ mobilization“, includes two phases, “internal stakeholders’ mobilization”, mobilizing the internal stakeholders to make them aware of the sustainability role expected from them, then the “external stakeholders mobilization” phase which helps assess the expectations expressed by the external stakeholders, and whether specific actions are required to request their involvement/sponsorship to support the initiative. The third step, “long-term sustainability action plan”, defines the main actions that must be done and includes an estimated budget to be successful. In particular, during this step GREEN TIGER SAS provides advice in setting up the proper due diligence framework to comply with human rights regulations. The fourth step, “commitment from sponsors”, ensures that the sponsors will be formally nominated and engaged before going further. The last step, “launch of plan”, specifies what, who, when, and the mandatory KPIs to measure the progress.