FIBS organizes a practical workshop on human rights in supply chains
As a part of a company’s CSR policies, Responsible Supply Chain Management (RSCM), has become a key part of the strategy for many companies. However, there are some differences between former RSCM approaches (established before 2011) and the opportunities that UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises offers.
The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) point out a new approach to RSCM placing human rights at the center. The approach is based on creating proactive partnerships with company’s most important suppliers, and engaging them to respect their human right by implementing the UNGPs.
FIBS organizes a practical workshop on human rights in supply chains at 28th of September. The workshop enables you to align your supply chain management system with the requirements from the UNGPs and OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The workshop points to the differences from former RSCM approaches and to the opportunities that the global agreement on a minimum standard for responsible business conduct offers.
The one-day workshop is directed to any company who wishes to improve their RSCM strategy. Through the workshop, participants will gain an understanding of:
- The UNGPs in a nutshell
- Responsible Supply Chain Management in alignment with the UNGPs
- Supplier Code of Conduct
- Engaging with suppliers
- Burning issue: Transparency in value chains
Companies that have not addressed responsibility in their upstream value chain, but wish to do so, will be directed in the direction expected by the standard. Companies that already spend resources on RSCM will be offered a way to align with the standard, while saving costs and reducing frustrations during the interaction with suppliers.
Helena Kekki, FIBS, Tel. 050 345 1966, helena.kekki(at)fibsry.fi