Managing the secretariat of “Barrierefreie Schweiz”
The aim of “Barrierefreie Schweiz” is to systematically collect information on accessibility in tourism and to communicate it as widely as possible. focusright is responsible for the operational management of the secretariat and for its strategic development.
Developing a CR strategy for a global business
focusright supported DER Touristik in the development of a customized and pragmatic CR strategy. A benchmark analysis comparing the company with its competitors showed its positioning within the industry. Interviews with senior management helped to identify and prioritize measures and to develop a roadmap.
Establishing a human rights due diligence framework
focusright evaluated dormakaba’s human rights performance, identified relevant gaps and developed a human rights due diligence framework for the company. Internal and external stakeholder consultations lead to the identification of salient human rights issues, as well as to the elaboration of respective measures and an action plan.
Monitoring of the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights in Germany
focusright is part of the consortium carrying out the monitoring process of the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAP) on behalf of the German Government until 2020. The objective is to review to what extent companies based in Germany comply with the due diligence requirements enshrined in the German NAP.
Responsible business conduct and strategy development
Based on a gap and SWOT analysis, focusright conducted interviews with senior management and evaluated the current state of Ricola’s existing sustainability management. A roadmap was prepared based on the social, ecological, and economic challenges identified as relevant. focusright provides continuing support in the implementation process with a focus on responsible sourcing.
“Get started” tool for small- and medium-sized tour operators
The “Get started” tool is part of the website of the Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism and provides small- and medium-sized tour operators with practical assistance in identifying human rights risks and measures to respect human rights in their operations and along their value chains.
Human rights impact assessment tool for small- and medium-sized tour operators
focusright is currently developing a practice-oriented “blueprint” consisting of guidelines, supporting documents and transferable tools for small- and medium-sized tour operators to conduct a human rights impact assessment (HRIA) for the Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism. The blueprint will be integrated in the Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism’s website and the “Get started” tool.
Human rights impact assessment in Thailand and Myanmar
On behalf of the Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism, focusright is conducting a human rights impact assessment (HRIA) in Thailand and Myanmar in September 2019. focusright works with Roundtable members to prepare and conduct this exemplary value-chain oriented HRIA and to develop and implement an action plan for follow-up measures.
Training concept for Swiss SMEs on human rights due diligence
On behalf of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), focusright developed and implemented a training program for Swiss SMEs on human rights due diligence in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
Study: Stocktaking of the implementation of the UNGPs by the Federal Council and Swiss companies
As co-author of this study, focusright reviewed and evaluated the progress and challenges in the implementation of the UNGPs in Switzerland through the Swiss National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAP) and identified whether there is a need to revise the Swiss NAP.
Corporate engagement strategy for UNICEF
UNICEF Switzerland is increasingly seeking cooperation with the private sector to integrate children's rights into companies’ policies and procedures. focusright supports the organisation with strategic guidance and implementation of concrete projects in collaboration with the private sector.