In today’s globalized economy, successful business leaders must take a proactive role in tackling forced labor practices throughout complicated supply chains.
What can you do to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are absent in yours?
Jarkko Huhtaniitty, Managing Director of HP, will discuss the importance of human rights within the organization, and share how the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act affects both global and local supply chain management.
Paul Gerrard, Campaigns and Public Affairs Director at Co-op (UK), one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives owned by 4.3 million members, will tell you about identifying key risks within supply chains and why it’s in a company’s best interest to go beyond the bare minimum required by regulations in order to support trafficking victims.
Kaisa Jungman, Head of Sustainability at Metso, will tell how they evaluate their suppliers on sustainability and how they track the suppliers’ corrective actions based on the findings in Metso’s evaluations.
Our collaborative event at EY’s offices with the U.S. Embassy, UK Embassy, the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI), FIBS and the Office of the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman and the National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings, featuring HP, Co-op (UK), and Metso will explore challenges and offer practical guidance for how businesses can approach forced labor issues in global and local supply chains.
At the event, HEUNI will also launch the English version of Guidelines for businesses and employers for risk management in subcontracting chains (previously available in Finnish and Swedish). This publication is a comprehensive information package on labor exploitation and human trafficking, providing concrete tools for better risk management.
Join us to recognize the long-term business value of committing to human rights!
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