Resources for Consultation & FPIC
This note is part of the RAI Knowledge into Action Notes series and provides guidance on the overall approach to consulting, engaging, and partnering with local communities, to bridge gaps in information and expectation between communities and investors and create the social license to operate.
This guide aims to help businesses -companies, investors, buyers- understand, respect, and support the rights of indigenous peoples by illustrating how these rights are relevant to business activities. It encourages business to engage in meaningful consultation and partnership with indigenous peoples on a local level and to adapt the principles discussed and practices suggested here to their distinct situations and contexts. It
The ICMM has developed 20 tools to support mining and metals companies in promoting sustainable community development. These tools will also be useful to companies involved in other sectors. They offer practical guidance for every stage of the mining process from exploration, construction and operations, to decommissioning, closure and ultimately, the post-closure environment.These tools are accompanied by easy-to-use, step-by-step route maps, to help:
• Foster constructive working relationships between communities, companies and governments
This guide offers a three-point framework for companies seeking to integrate FPIC principles into their policies and apply them in the operations. This includes
• complying with the requirements for FPIC under international and national law,
• implementing FPIC principles throughout the project life-cycle, and
• extending FPIC processes to all project-affected communities in line with good practice guidance. It also seeks to
• articulate the relevance of FPIC to company policy and practice, and
This Guide provides advice for agribusiness companies on how to responsibly implement the FPIC principles in their operations. It is based on the revised RSPO standard (the Principles, Criteria and Indicators) pertinent to FPIC. The guide
• sets out the requirements of the RSPO Principles, Criteria and Indicators relevant to FPIC, and
• provides recommendations of best practice for how to achieve compliance with these requirements.
This guide is directed at companies seeking information on implementing FPIC principles in their operations to safeguard the land rights of project-affected communities. It describes the key elements of FPIC, details steps that business enterprises can take to ensure compliance with FPIC and lists additional resources that business enterprises can consult for further guidance on how to adhere to the principles of FPIC.
This primer provides guidance for companies who seek to ensure that risks for project-affected communities are minimised, especially for women, who can be more vulnerable than men when it comes to land tenure. It provides step by step requirements to ensure that women as well as men are aware of and benefit from a proposed land transaction. For each step, the primer includes a checklist of questions to help guide the work and a list of resources where more detailed information can be found.
This guide and its practical tools help companies:
• Recognise and respect that Indigenous Peoples have distinct rights and interests
• Understand that through law and/or custom, Indigenous People often have a special relationship to the land, territories and resources
• Utilise forms of engagements that are sensitive to cultural characteristics eg governance structures, interaction and decision making
This guidance is primarily directed at Rainforest Alliance auditors and farm or group administrator representatives that follow the Rainforest Alliance criteria. It can also be used more broadly by companies who aim to follow the FPIC principles in their operations. It describes • he cases where an FPIC process is required; and • the steps required in the FPIC process, in cases where an FPIC process is necessary.
This guide provides information on how to engage in consultation following the FPIC principles with Indigenous Peoples and local communities before undertaking forestry management activities on the lands they legally or customarily own and/or use. It
• encourages and supports discussion among stakeholders, Indigenous Peoples, and FSC on the recognition of the right to FPIC, and
• provides a framework for the development of generally acceptable guidelines for companies seeking FPIC.