Key EU and international frameworks have prioritized human rights and the development of sustainable supply chains for businesses. These two topics, however, have much wider reaching impacts for businesses than just policy. The added potential to reduce operational risks, enhance productivity and increase product quality though improved working conditions presents a strong development opportunity for business.
This project aims to encourage the sharing of best practice, open dialogue and greater collaboration to help tackle key issues relating to human rights and sustainable supply chains, so as to facilitate businesses’ responsibility to address key human rights considerations in light of international frameworks such as the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Accordingly the key objectives of this collaborative venture are the following:
Promote best practice exchange on sustainable supply chain and business and human rights issues
Raise awareness and identify solutions to key “hot topics” on sustainable supply chain and business and human rights issues
Develop understanding of the business impacts of key international and EU frameworks
Support companies in implementing the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
Foster dialogue between business and stakeholders on sustainable supply chains and business and human rights issues