Business & Human Rights – Online Training and Support Programme

About this course

Worldwide, business is at a turning point. Human rights and due diligence are becoming increasingly important to investors and customers, and with new legislation demanding more of a business, you don’t want to fall behind. This course provides you with a comprehensive outline to situate business with human rights and better understand the relevant issues and challenges that businesses face. It aims to give you practical lessons on how to be compliant with relevant laws, including adherence to the UNGP’s and relevant international law.


  • Online only
  • Intermediate
  • Modules: 6
  • Study: 75-minute weekly classroom sessions (6-8 participants)
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • £2,200 (ex VAT)


  • 6 e-learning modules
  • Self-paced & weekly online sessions
  • Workbook
  • Comprehensive reading materials with continued access
  • Case studies
  • Short quizzes after each module is completed
25th September – 30th October 2024 14:00 (GMT+1)

£2,200 (excl. VAT)

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Who's it suitable for?

CEO's and Company Directors. From finance directors to CEOs, make sure your legal responsibilities are covered

Procurement Managers. The procurement manager's functions are key to developing due diligence functions

Sustainability / Ethical Managers. Sustainability, environmental, procurement, and ethical managers

HR Personnel. HR functions are key to developing due diligence functions

Compliance Officers and General Counsel. Perfect for lawyers, compliance officers, and general counsel members

Learning outcomes

01. Gain insights on the relevance of human rights in business.

02. Understand why businesses should be concerned about human rights within their organisational structure.

03. Understand how to be compliant with the core international legislation and guidelines for human rights.

04. Understand how to carry out due diligence effectively, following a practical guide.

05. Understand how to report on human rights in your business, including your supply chains.

06. Understand how to establish and enforce effective grievance mechanisms.

07. Gain insights on how businesses should approach human rights.

In just 6 weeks, our Business & Human Rights – Online Training and Support Programme will allow you to understand the essential Business and Human Rights principles and risks. It will equip you with the knowledge needed to become compliant with relevant laws and observe your human rights due diligence reporting obligations. It will further provide you with the necessary skills to build your own Human Rights frameworks and grievance mechanisms to ensure your business operates ethically and responsibly.

Become fully equipped to reduce your liability and get on the right side of the law from the comfort of your office or home, with no expensive and time-consuming travel, in as little as 2 hours a week over just 6 weeks. All with Ardea International’s unique Business & Human Rights – Online Training and Support Programme.

Why are Human Rights Important to Business?

It is important that businesses understand the need and value of respecting human rights. Ensuring that you manage your human rights compliance will help:

  • Manage legal risk– are you aware of the growing mandatory requirements regarding human rights compliance?
  • Protect Brand Value– customers and consumers are increasingly interested in the ethics of businesses. Is your company at risk of negative media attention that could affect your bottom line?
  • Morality– does your company recognise its responsibility in respecting human rights?
  • Improve investor relations– are you accountable for your human rights impacts?

There is an increase in the recognition and awareness of the importance of respecting human rights and this is reflected in the growing legislative requirements in many countries which businesses must follow. The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) sets a benchmark for companies on how to address their human rights impacts within operations and in the supply chain. Now is the time to start building a human rights-compliant framework.



The completeness of the material, expert trainer and interaction with course students; Being aware of the need to better assess HR impacts in my Company

Modules covered in this course:

This course contains 6 modules which include:

  1. Module 1 – What are Human Rights?
  2. Module 2 – How do the UNGPs Work in Practice?
  3. Module 3 – Human Rights Due Diligence
  4. Module 4 – Seven Easy Steps for Companies to Implement Human Rights
  5. Module 5 – Human Rights Reporting
  6. Module 6 – Grievance Mechanisms

This course is available at a special rate for companies based in Africa. Contact for more information.

Contact us for a special price for companies operating in Africa.

NGO’s and students can apply for discounts of up to 15%. 

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