Webinar: The role of sustainability standards in ending situations of forced labour in supply chains

Webinar: The role of sustainability standards in ending situations of forced labour in supply chains

The shift in recent years towards a more sustainable global economy has seen an increasing focus on how businesses address human rights and potential labour exploitation in their supply chains. Companies are now expected to go beyond public commitments, and face the task of operationalising human rights policies in a transparent fashion. Credible standards organisations have proven to be important tools to bridge the implementation gap of these policies, raising the question of how standards systems are equipped to identify forced labour and what happens when cases are detected. Who is responsible for remediation and what is the role for standards systems in preventing future violations? The Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) has led a project to improve the assessment and detection of forced labour in agricultural supply chains, and explored current status of remediation practices in the agricultural sector.