We are pleased to invite you to join our 2021 online conference series Unleash Opportunity #TalksWithPurpose scheduled to run from June to October 2021.
The impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic have been significant for business, people, the planet and for society as a whole. Some of the most critical vulnerabilities of today’s global supply chains have been exposed and exacerbated. There is no “back to business as usual”.
Businesses are facing the need for change in the way they work and approach innovation. Furthermore, governments, investors, and consumers are demanding for companies to change.
These unprecedent times coincide with growing calls for a more value-based trade and explains a raft of new policy requirements that could offer the opportunities to re-build sustainable and resilient supply chains.
Monday 25 October
Gender Equality in Global Supply Chains Effective remedy for vulnerable groups.
Time : 10:00-11:15 CEST
Women are present throughout value chains as producers, business owners, executives, employees, distributors, and consumers.
However, they face significant barriers and are underrepresented in leadership roles.
This session gives an insight into the new amfori BSCI Code of Conduct and its integrated gender-lens and how it helps businesses to integrate gender equality into their due diligence strategy.
In addition, participants will learn from the practical experience of businesses that have started adopting a gender-sensitive due diligence approach. Challenges and opportunities will be discussed with the participants.
Tuesday 26 October
Effective remedy for Vulnerable groups
Time : 13:30 - 15:00 CEST
To meet their responsibility to respect human rights and comply with the upcoming German and EU due diligence legislation, businesses need to install a supply chain grievance mechanism and actively engage in the remediation of impacts they have caused or contributed to.
This session will discuss the needs of vulnerable groups and the importance of considering these when designing an effective grievance mechanism.
Participants will learn about the challenges that businesses face in setting up effective (supply chain) grievance mechanisms, learn from different approaches and gain a better understanding of the role that collective action and technology can play in providing access to remedy for vulnerable groups.
Book your seat by clicking on Agenda and select the session you want to attend.
We look forward to engaging with you soon.