Breakthrough innovation has the potential to accelerate and scale up solutions to addressing decent work deficits. This webinar is the first session in a thought leadership webinar series as part of the Action Platform on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains. It explores how technology can advance decent work in global supply chains, specifically focusing on the potential of blockchains. Experts from the UN Global Compact, International Labour Organisation, SAP Ariba, Eachmile Technologies and Sourcemap discuss how blockchains are already used to advance decent work in global supply chains and explore the potential blockchain technology has to help improve the live of workers and their families.
In advance of the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, this event will enable participants to learn about and explore the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Gender Gap Analysis Tool, a free, business-friendly, and strictly confidential tool that supports companies of all sectors and sizes to translate the WEPs into action. The tool helps companies identify strengths and gaps in existing gender equality policies and practices as well as identify opportunities and resources for improvement. This event will showcase the benefits of using the tool, provide a preview of the platform and interactive results, and highlight company experiences in using the tool.
Summarizes data of bilateral interviews with supply chain, procurement, and sustainability executives of companies that participate in the UN Global Compact Action Platform on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains. The report presents insights into some of the key challenges and opportunities that companies face in their efforts to develop more sustainable procurement strategies. It also offers practical examples of steps taken to combat pressing human rights issues in supply chains, such as modern slavery, child labour and non-compliance with employment standards, and references relevant initiatives and resources for further guidance on these issues.
Explores the challenges responsible businesses can face when addressing gender-based discrimination and promoting gender equality in their operations and supply chains. In particular, the webinar examines how companies can responsibly navigate this issue where local cultural, legal and/or business norms permit or promote discrimination. Additionally, the webinar explores a range of relevant good practice – including the integration of the Women’s Empowerment Principles into business policies and practices – as well as examples of multi-national companies that have addressed this issue.
Provides an overview of how responsible businesses can mitigate the risks associated with human trafficking and exploitation of migrant workers in their operations and supply chains. Participants will examine situations where migrant workers form a significant part of the workforce and do not have adqueate protection from the government. Issues include violation of international standards, lack of monitoring mechanisms or human rights trainings for relevant state authorities. The webinar will also explore best practices to help multinational companies detect, prevent and take corrective measures against such hidden forms of exploitation.
These presentations serve as an introductory workshop on the origins and rationale behind International Labour Standards and the role of the ILO and Global Compact Local Networks within the wider corporate responsibility framework.
Pay differentials between women and men remain one of the most persistent forms of inequality, with women on average earning 20% less than men. This webinar explores the underlying causes of the gender pay gap, and the development of workplace policies and practices to address this inequality.
Business In Society (BIS) reports on how the private sector can have an influential effect on our lives through sustainable and responsible business. This programme features the Women's Empowerment Principles and interviews with Ms. Anne-Marie Slaughter, President of The New America Foundation, Ms. Barbara Krumsiek, CEO of Calvert Investments, and Ursula Wynhoven, Chief, Governance and Social Sustainability and General Counsel of the United Nations Global Compact by John Paluszek of BIS. In these interviews, a spotlight is put on the Women's Empowerment Principles and the tipping point for women’s empowerment in business, government, civil society and other institutions
Experts from the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour discuss research on global trends in the realization of this fundamental human right, including an analysis of important developments in the business contribution to the elimination of child labour.
An overview of the resource "A Guide to Traceability: A Practical Approach to Advance Sustainability in Global Supply Chains” is presented. Then webinar then explores the objectives and challenges of implementing traceability in the supply chains of the textiles sector.
An overview of the resource "A Guide to Traceability: A Practical Approach to Advance Sustainability in Global Supply Chains” is presented. Then webinar then explores the objectives and challenges of implementing traceability in the supply chains of the forestry sector.
Co-convened by the UN Global Compact, the International Trade Centre, WEConnect International and BPW International, this webinar explores the "why" and "how" of sourcing from women-owned businesses. The Women's Empowerment Principles, in part, encourages companies to expand their business relationships with women-owned businesses and provides the foundation to explore why inclusive sourcing makes good business sense and is a key pillar of sustainable procurement.