On December 20, Moscow hosted a round table titled ‘Russian Business and Human Rights’, organised by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), the National Network of the Global Compact Association, and Sakhalin Energy.
The event was dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was attended by representatives of federal authorities, as well as international organisations and companies operating in the territory of the Russian Federation.
Mikhail Fedotov, Chairman of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights, underlined the significant role of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in history and the importance of developing this area in the world today. “We are all students in the global school of human rights, and we must learn from one another,” the expert pointed out.
David Yakobashvili, Member of the RSPP Board Bureau and Chairman of the RSPP Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility and Demographic Policy, spoke about the many years of active work carried out by the RSSP to support the best practices in the field of human rights and disseminate them in all parts of Russia.
The participants of the anniversary round table learned about the experience of Russian business in respecting and promoting human rights. They were presented the best practices of MTS, LUKOIL, Severstal, Sakhalin Energy, PMI and Unilever.
“Over the past few years, the topic of human rights has not lost its relevance; moreover, it has recently become increasingly important for business. We hope that this valuable experience will be in demand both in Russia and abroad,” said Natalya Gonchar, Head of the Information Support and Media Liaison Subdivision of Sakhalin Energy, summing up the work of the round table.
21 December 2018