Transforming Your Supply Chain to Prioritize Human Rights
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Despite years of earnest commitments, governments and companies have not succeeded in transforming global supply chains to eliminate conditions of low wages, discrimination, human trafficking, forced labor and modern slavery. What is standing in the way? How can sustainability professionals develop internal buy-in and balance external stakeholder pressures, while applying materiality and other strategic processes to identify human rights gaps? What are the best ways to integrate insights, research and data about human rights impacts into the decision-making of company leadership and investors? How do you identify human rights champions within your business to ensure it is embedded? In this session, corporate and NGO leaders share lessons learned (as well as pitfalls) from successful campaigns using a human rights lens to promote resilient and equitable supply chains.