On October 21, 2019
As a result of stakeholder expectations, reporting requirements, conditions for tendering and so on, companies are under increasing pressure to conduct due diligence on human-rights issues in own operations and with business partners in their supply chains. Labour rights have become a critical component and basic pillar of any due diligence process. However, proper due diligence on labour issues begins with a good understanding of what is expected of companies when it comes to respecting workers' rights.
Drawing on the experience of the ILO Helpdesk for Business, breakout sessions will provide participants with opportunities to discuss and debate some of the complex issues companies face when putting principles into practice, e.g. what to do when national law is not consistent with international labour standards; how to balance competing rights; what to do when the government is not fulfilling its duty to protect.
The course aims to strengthen the capacity of participants to understand the principles of international labour standards as they relate to company operations (including the labour dimension of human rights due diligence), and how these principles can be most effectively implemented in company operations along their supply chains.
This course is designed for CSR professionals (in companies, consulting firms and CSR initiatives) seeking to align operations, including supply chains, with ILS principles or dealing on a daily basis with the challenge of respecting workers' rights. Managers of companies supplying to brands which are facing many, often conflicting demands may find this course particularly useful. This course will also be of interest to employer organizations, trade unions, civil society organizations and government officials dealing with national CSR policies and/or national action plans for business and human rights
The course will be conducted in English
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