This University of Luxembourg seminar will examine the rapid evolution of the framework governing supply chains and their social impact.
In 2011, the United Nations’ Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights recognised that businesses have a responsibility to respect human and environmental rights in operations and supply chains. Since then, both businesses and governments around the world have been grappling with how to implement the principles in an effective and cost-conscious way.
While initially the focus was on voluntary measures and reporting only requirements, recently the attention has shifted towards mandatory human rights due diligence.
In particular, 2020 has been a remarkable year where regional level legislative developments accelerated.
This webinar will discuss the growing imperative to address human rights and environmental abuses in the supply chain, current and emerging regulation in this space, and engage with how some businesses are already proactively addressing these issues. We will conclude with future thinking discussion on what’s coming down the line and how best to prepare for it.
Speakers include Alexis Bateman, director MIT Sustainable Supply Chains, Basak Baglayan, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Luxembourg, who will be joined by industry partners.
“A Legal Framework for Transparency & Sustainability in Supply Chains” is part of the logistics and supply chains series of events organised by the University of Luxembourg.