HUMAN 2018 Round Table
The HUMAN partnership of ICCO Cooperation, PwC, CNV Internationaal, and VBDO is organizing a round table meeting next 4 October to advance the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the Netherlands.
The first round table was on Social Dialogue. The focus of this roundtable will be on how companies and investors can best deal with forced labour risks in their supply chains.SDG 8, Decent Work, can only be realized when forced labour is eradicated from supply chains. Especially complex supply chains with indirect suppliers are at high risk. Together, we will look into the tools available to deal with forced labour risks and learn from each other’s experiences.
In this roundtable, leading companies and investors will share their experiences on forced labour risks in their supply chains and you are invited to think along on how remaining challenges can be solved. Front running companies, financial institutions and subject matter experts will share experiences on the existence of forced labour in a business context.
13:00 Opening by Joukje Janssen, Partner Sustainability & Responsible Governance at PwC
13.15 General introduction HUMAN Coalition
13:30 Introduction to forced labour
• Landelijke India Werkgroep, Sandra Claassen, Director
13:50 Case presentations of forced labour: the risks
• ASN Bank – Jonna Tjapkes (Sustainability Adviser)
• Unilever – Rachel Cowburn-Walden (Global Director Human Rights Stewardship)
14:50 Breakout sessions: How to deal with the risks presented
15:20 Case presentation by ASN Bank: the solutions
• Discussion and questions
16.00 Case presentation by Unilever: the solutions
• Discussion and questions
The session will be held under the Chatham House Rule.
Registration and information
At this moment limited capacity is available for companies and investors to participate in this meeting. If you have any questions, or if you or one of you colleagues are interested to receive an invitation, please contact Annemarie Voorsluys
(firstname.lastname@example.org / tel. 030-2340031 ).
*What is HUMAN?
HUMAN is a partnership between ICCO Cooperation, PwC, CNV Internationaal, and VBDO to advance the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights in the Netherlands. In the past four years, the HUMAN conferences successfully facilitated a dialogue between companies, investors, civil society organizations, research institutions, and governments on human rights & business. In 2016 and 2017 we continued this dialogue in the form of informative roundtables. In 2018, we aim to further increase our impact and support you in translating the aspirations of the UNGPs in solid business practice.*