INSIGHTS

Embracing Change – The Way Forward for Gig Economy Companies

13 February 2019 | Anna Triponel Hermes Parcelnet made headline news last week when it decided to offer a new contract to its self-employed couriers. This was a positive news story with implications for the gig economy: for the first time ever, self-employed workers would be provided holiday pay, guaranteed pay and full trade union … Continue reading Embracing Change – The Way Forward for Gig Economy Companies

Companies Operating in a Conflict or Post-conflict Country: Exercise leverage or stand ready for litigation

This blog post is based on a presentation provided by Anna Triponel at the launch of the Business and Human Rights Practitioners’ Network and was first posted on 22 January 2019 on Nadia Bernaz's site, rightsasusual.com, available here. A few weeks after Qadhafi was killed, I was one of a handful of passengers, and the only … Continue reading Companies Operating in a Conflict or Post-conflict Country: Exercise leverage or stand ready for litigation

Black Friday is here: Who is paying for your delivery?

22 November 2018 | Anna Triponel You’ve probably only just realised from the barrage of promotional emails you’ve received this week that Black Friday is upon us once again. But retailers and logistics companies have been preparing for this day for months. As you press “click” on your latest bargain, spare a thought for those who … Continue reading Black Friday is here: Who is paying for your delivery?

Have you ordered online this week? Lessons learned from Hermes Parcelnet’s approach implementing its Code of Conduct

Anna Triponel | 26 October 2018 There's a nine out of ten chance that you have sent or received a parcel in the last 6 months, according to the latest statistics. Close to 4 billion packages were delivered in the UK alone last year. The logistics sector is booming, and will only continue to do … Continue reading Have you ordered online this week? Lessons learned from Hermes Parcelnet’s approach implementing its Code of Conduct

Should lawyers have a duty to ensure human rights are respected in the matters on which they advise?

Is considering human rights part of a solicitor’s role? What does considering human rights when advising clients mean in practice? Whose role is it to ensure that lawyers are equipped to weave this into their legal advice? What are the challenges in moving this forward? What are two immediate steps law firm lawyers can take? … Continue reading Should lawyers have a duty to ensure human rights are respected in the matters on which they advise?

Palm oil company EPO provides an update on its HRIA work in Liberia

17 August 2018 Palm oil company Equatorial Palm Oil (EPO) is today updating its stakeholders on the actions taken since the human rights impact assessment (HRIA) I worked on with them last June in Liberia. The executive summary of the 2017 report “Assessing Human Rights Impacts at EPO’s Liberian Operations” is available here. EPO’s update on … Continue reading Palm oil company EPO provides an update on its HRIA work in Liberia

Human rights expectations of companies in recent laws – Thomson Reuters interviews Anna Triponel

August 2018 What are the recent human rights-related laws we are seeing apply to companies? What are the reasons behind this surge in human rights-related legislation? Which companies are caught by these laws? What are companies required to do? What are the penalties for breaching these laws? How are companies responding? What are some key … Continue reading Human rights expectations of companies in recent laws – Thomson Reuters interviews Anna Triponel

Implementing the French Duty of Vigilance Law: Reflections Shared by Michelin, Sanofi, Total and Vinci

By Anna Triponel May 2018 How can companies carry out “effective” and “reasonable” human rights due diligence which is meaningful in practice and complies with emerging laws? This was the title of the session I had the pleasure of moderating for the International Business and Human Rights Conference hosted by the International Organisation of Employers, … Continue reading Implementing the French Duty of Vigilance Law: Reflections Shared by Michelin, Sanofi, Total and Vinci

Droits de l’Homme: l’affaire de tous les juristes!

Article publié par l'Association Française des Juristes d'Entreprise (ici) et reproduit par Juscoop (ici). S’il ne s'agit pas que chaque juriste devienne un spécialiste des droits de l'Homme, il n’est pas non plus satisfaisant de se contenter d’aborder le sujet rapidement ou de façon vague au détour d’un dossier ou en fin de négociation. Pour ce faire, … Continue reading Droits de l’Homme: l’affaire de tous les juristes!

Vous préparez une déclaration sur l’esclavage et la traite des êtres humains? Pensez à la « soft law »!

Anna Triponel, Triponel Consulting; et Isabel Ebert, Centre de Ressources sur les Entreprises et les Droits de l'Homme Janvier 2018 Blog du Centre de Ressources sur les Entreprises et les Droits de l'Homme (ici) Un grand nombre de juristes français sont maintenant chargés de rédiger une « déclaration sur l'esclavage et la traite des personnes » pour … Continue reading Vous préparez une déclaration sur l’esclavage et la traite des êtres humains? Pensez à la « soft law »!