Getting ready for EU Due Diligence legislation: practical guidance for business 


09:00 - 16:00

A new EU legislation will take effect in the coming years – one that will commit companies to conduct Human rights due diligence (HRDD), an internationally anchored process for mapping, handling and reporting human rights risks. This training will go through how you conduct an HRDD according to the upcoming legislation and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. You will learn what to investigate as well as how to manage and report risks.

The course covers:

  • The basic requirements and conditions needed to conduct an Human rights due diligence (HRDD) in accordance to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational enterprises and the upcoming EU legislation
  • What should be investigated in an HRDD
  • How the risks of adversely affecting human rights should 1) be identified and assessed, 2) handled, 3) followed up and 4) reported
  • How a HRDD is conducted – good practice for leading Dutch and international companies
  • HRDD indicators regarding policy, process and risk management
  • The latest in the development of the EU legislation

You will be able to try conducting central parts of an HRDD in a fictive but reality-based case during the course.

The course is directed at:

Decision makers and experts in sustainability, human resources, compliance, law and those responsible for supply chains.

The goal of this course:

As a participant, you will have the following after completing the course:

  • Basic knowledge of how to conduct an HRDD based on international frameworks and the universally recognised human rights.
  • An overview of the rapid legal development of HRDD requirements at a European and global level.

The training will be conducted in English.


House of Watt, James Wattstraat, Amsterdam


09.00 Welcome and introduction

09.30 The basics of human rights due diligence (HRDD)

  • HRDD – from principles to practice
  • The basics according to the most important international guidelines: UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational enterprise
  • Human rights basics: how they are relevant for companies and which exactly should considered
  • The responsibility and role of the state versus companies

10.15 Break

10.30 The basics of human rights due diligence (cnt.)

11.15 HRDD in practice: learning from others

  • Good practice
  • Typical mistakes and how they can be avoided
  • Review all four parts of conducting an HRDD – assess, manage, follow up and report – in practice through leading company examples

12.00 Lunch

12.45 HRDD in practice: learning from others (cnt.)

  • Company presentation

13.30 HRDD in practice – exercise

  • Conduct the first step in an HRDD, identify and analyse human rights risks, assess responsibilities, prioritise on the basis severity and propose measures
  • Report results and get feedback from other participants and the course trainer

14.30 Break

14.45 Latest developments for obligatory due diligence

  • Updates and status of the EU commission initiative for binding HRDD.
  • Review of content based on European draft law: human rights, environment and good governance, who the law applies to, how far the responsibility reaches, what companies actually have to do in a risk analysis, what should be reported, how stakeholders should be consulted, etc.

15.30 Summary of the day

16.00 End


Sandra Atler – Director of Enact Human Rights and Business Practice Group

+46 704 79 76 77


Sandra Atler is the Director of the Human Rights and Business Practice Group and Senior Advisor at Enact. She is an…
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Anne Manschot – Market Director Netherlands

+31 616965613


Anne Manschot is Market Director Netherlands and a senior sustainability advisor at Enact. She is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Anne…
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550 euro excl. VAT