In this FIBS Practice training you will hear
- What can a company do to advance living wages in its supply chains?
- What are front-running companies doing?
- What tools and partnerships are available?
Low wages is one the most common human rights challenges in global supply chains. There are 780 million ”Working Poor”, whose wages are insufficient to raise them out of poverty. Low wages also weaken product quality and availability.
In these interactive workshops we hear about and discuss several solutions, tools and partnerships that companies can utilize to contribute to the strive towards living wages.
Guest speakers will include experts from companies and the civil society, from Finland and abroad.
This training is part one of a two-part FIBS Practice training series. We recommend that you take part in both trainings. The second training takes place 10.11.
- Sustainability/corporate responsibility professionals
- Procurement professionals
Max. 2 persons / organization.
Josetta Nousjoki (MA, BBA) works as Sustainability Manager at Fairtrade Finland. She has long experience in advancing sustainable business practices and human rights in supply chains. Prior to Fairtrade, she managed international affairs in a trade union and worked as an investigative journalist in Asia.
Azfar Khan (PhD) is a researcher at The Global Living Wage Coalition (GLWC) – a knowledge-action partnership working to enable collaborative action to achieve a decent standard of living for working people and their families worldwide. Before working at GLWC, Mr Khan worked with the International Labour Organization ILO for more than two decades, where he last served as Head of Policy Research in the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch. He has taught at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague and written widely on socio-economic security issues, employment and poverty, labor migration, and on the interplay of demographic and economic issues.
The event is included in FIBS Pro membership fee
FIBS’ team, 040 865 1285, fibs(at)fibsry.fi