Increasingly, labour disputes and concerns about working conditions are positioned as human rights infringements, capturing the attention of the media and the public alike. It has always been the role of NGOs and unions to push beyond where companies may be inclined to go.
Now, governments, the EU and even investors are adding to the pressure by setting new labour disclosure standards.
The aim of this two-day conference is to give HR and CR professionals and in-house counsel expert insights into current international labour issues. This is an opportunity to discuss with peers how your organisations are striving to balance commercial success with compliance, reputational risk and cultural norms. Discussions will include:
- NGO and global union campaigns – current priorities, trends and agreements
- human rights and corporate responsibility – the direction of travel?
- how large international employers are addressing reputational issues assessing vulnerability, including safe working conditions, at your suppliers and your distributors
- the new EU Commission’s safety and labour regulation agenda – implications for Working Time reform and immigration
- doing business in environments where corruption is normal
- the increasing importance of good whistleblowing practices – from a nuisance to reputation protection.