International Labor Standards and Corporate Social Responsibility
International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: Understanding workers’ rights in the framework of due diligence: 2018 Course
Companies are under increasing pressure, stemming from stakeholder expectations, reporting requirements, conditions for tendering, new legislation, etc., to conduct due diligence on human rights issues in their own operations and with business partners in supply chains. Labour rights have become a critical component and basic pillar of any due diligence process.
This course aims to strengthen the capacity of participants to understand the principles of the ILO International Labour Standards (ILS) as they relate to company operations and due diligence related to labour rights and how these principles can be most effectively implemented in company operations along their supply chains.
The course will take a highly participatory approach which requires full involvement by all participants and ensures exchange of information and experiences. Besides ILO specialists, expert guest speakers will be drawn from various organizations and UN agencies such as UN Global Compact, BSCI, Ethical Trading Initiative and the Fair Wear Foundation amongst others.