BHR Reporting and Assurance Frameworks Initiative (“RAFI”): Jakarta Expert Consultation Meeting

The project team of the Business and Human Rights Reporting and Assurance Frameworks Initiative (“RAFI”), consisting of Shift, Mazars, and HRRC, will be holding an experts consultation meeting on the 20th of November at the Room Opal, Level 3, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia.

There are a growing number of regulatory and other requirements for companies to report on their human rights performance, including through regulation and stock exchange requirements in Indonesia and Malaysia. This has raised the question of what good reporting on company alignment with the UN Guiding Principles, as well as good assurance of such reports, should involve. Thus, Shift and Mazars, in liaison with the Human Rights Resource Centre for ASEAN, launched “RAFI,” a global, consultative initiative to develop public reporting and assurance frameworks based on the UN Guiding Principles.

As part of a range of consultative engagements around the world, the project team will hold this in-depth expert meeting in ASEAN to discuss key issues and help identify the best approaches to address them. The meeting will seek feedback from experts from the government, business and civil society sectors in the ASEAN region on these frameworks, and to discuss their utility for companies, as well as the global objectives and local context related to using them.

Please visit our web portal for more information on RAFI.