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Areas of Expertise

Business & Human Rights

When Sancroft was founded almost 20 years ago, most concepts of corporate responsibility focused on environmental performance. Today, we are happy to say that corporate sustainability considerations extend far beyond these traditional services and into new areas, such as the relationship that corporations have with society and their broader responsibilities to respect human rights of all the lives they touch, throughout the supply chain and in direct operations.

Sancroft supports some of the world’s leading companies in aligning with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), ensuring that there is effective and robust policy, due diligence and access to remedy in company operations.  With our support, our clients benefit from mitigating risk and maximising positive social impact – making profits they can be proud of.

Additionally, as specialists in Human Rights and Responsible Sourcing, Sancroft is ideally placed to support businesses in their compliance with the Modern Slavery Act. We can advise on industry best practice and ensure that your required Slavery and Human Trafficking statement meets all stakeholder expectations. For more information on how Sancroft can help, please click here.

Our expertise covers every level of the development and implementation of a human rights strategy, including: supply chain and risk mapping, UN Guiding Principle alignment and reporting, internal capacity building, priority setting, policy development, due diligence system creation, reporting and training.

Sancroft also offers advice on the design of ethical trading strategies, auditing programmes, root cause analysis, emergency response, remediation of critical issues and internal and external communications.