Building a Decent Green Workplace in Asian Supply Chains

Organised by amfori in collaboration with the Responsible Supply Chains in Asia Programme

4 June 2021
09:00 - 10:30 Bangkok Time (GMT+7)

This session will discuss relevant policies and practical challenges faced by businesses and governments in Asia in pursuing the goals set to build a decent green work place. The session will also explore good practices for integrated and coordinated policies to promote constructive multi-stakeholder dialogue and uphold international labour standards along green Asian supply chains in order to implement a just transition in the economies. By bringing in the voice of businesses in the Asia together with key stakeholders and subject experts, the discussion will draw attention to some of the immediate challenges being faced in the actual workplace as to explore the different practical solutions for sustainable supply chains with green workplaces in Asia.

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Supply Chains Free from Violence and Harassment: From Policy to Practice

Organised by the Responsible Supply Chains in Asia Programme, in collaboration with ILO and OECD

31 May 2021

15:00 - 16:30 Bangkok Time (GMT+7)

This session will explore challenges faced by women workers in Asian supply chains, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and in relation to the prevalence of gender-based violence across supply chains. The discussion aims to provide practical ideas on how companies can ensure their supply chains (domestic and international) are free from violence and harassment, including gender-based violence and harassment.

Reimagining Business School Education with Responsible Management and Human Rights

Organised by the Global Business School Network for Business and Human Rights, with collaboration from the Responsible Supply Chains in Asia Programme

2 June 2021
17:00 - 18:30 Bangkok Time (GMT+7)

The side-event will bring a diverse group of practitioners to discuss existing practices within business schools, explore inter-regional partnerships - notably between Asia, Europe and America - and identify how other stakeholders such as employers, regional and international organizations can support the effort to integrate responsible management and human rights in business school education.

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Sustainable Supply Chains: Reaching the Lower Tiers

Organised by  the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO)

3 June 2021
15:00 - 16:30 Bangkok Time (GMT+7)

This session will discuss challenges and potential solutions for promoting responsible and sustainable business practices in the lower tiers of supply chains. It will look at incentives for buyers and suppliers to ensure principles of responsible business conduct, both as a way to become more competitive and productive and to comply with emerging regulatory frameworks which require mandatory due diligence along the entire supply chain, including the lower tiers. It will share experiences of companies and discuss potential solutions to address these challenges, including initiatives that can support companies in  understanding and addressing social and environmental vulnerabilities and challenges in lower tiers.