From the perspective of the United Nations, human risk circumstances should be the highest priority for business and organisational action. According to the UN, the world is at a critical juncture. In the last two decades, each year 218 million people have been affected by disasters, at an annual cost to the global economy that now exceeds $300 billion.
Moreover, high-risk circumstances for human rights often present an equally high risk to businesses as well, including commercial, reputational, investor related and legal risks.
This convergence creates a constructive opportunity for human rights leaders within companies and organisations to gain the necessary buy-in for identifying and addressing human rights risks and impacts.
Your vision for increasing human rights and reducing the impact of human risk has never been more important.
Any failure or fraud in the corporate or humanitarian sector is damaging. A breach of trust threatens all you stand for, all you have worked so hard to deliver and those you seek to help.
What’s required is a fully transparent and unflinching response to all allegations of unacceptable behaviour. This is vital in maintaining, or restoring, the confidence and trust of shareholders, stakeholders, donors, beneficiaries, customers and the watching world.
High quality, competent investigations play a pivotal role in your response to any misbehaviour or potential misbehaviour. Failure to properly investigate allegations sends out damaging signals to victims, perpetrators and your stakeholders.
The trends show an ever-increasing human risk threat. Pre-empting and preventing these risks are achievable with the right expertise. OSACO has a preventive program based on a methodology created through our insights, our expertise, our hands-on experience and understanding of both human behaviour and legal compliance.