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Registration is now open for workshop on transnational company agreements on 3 July in Berlin

Registration is now open for the workshop on transnational company agreements (TCAs). The meeting is organised with BDA and will take place on 3 July in Berlin

Registration is now open for the workshop "Transnational company agreements: a valuable option for companies to promote social dialogue, CSR policies and human rights in their supply chains?”.

The meeting is organised with BDA and will take place on 3 July 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

The meeting is part of a project co-funded by the European Union and carried out by the Employers' Activities Programme of the ITCILO, in partnership with BDA, CEOE Confindustria, DI, MEDEF, as well as BusinessEurope and the International Organisation of Employers.

At the meeting, participants will have the opportunity to discuss issues linked to human rights in global supply chains, and what they entail for multinational companies.

This conversation has become even more prominent since the two internationally recognised leading instruments were launched in 2011 namely The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the updated OECD Guidelines for Multination Enterprises. These two frameworks set the scene and clearly divide the social responsibility between governments and companies respectively. However, since then, several organisations have developed parallel tools while national laws have emerged such as the UK Modern Slavery Act, the French due diligence act and the Dutch act against child labour.

Along the regulatory development, different concepts and ideologies have evolved or been re-positioned to deal with the challenges of handling human rights and decent work in global supply chains.

In this context, where CSR policies intersect with international, regional and national initiatives, both soft law and hard law, what is the role and value of transnational company agreements (TCAs)? Why should companies enter in a TCA with a trade union or what are the reason not to?

Target audience: Private sector companies and employers' organisations only: HR, CSR or sustainability professionals in companies with global supply chains or cross-border activities. Chatham House Rules apply.

Some fellowships are available to the project partners and to their members to cover travel and accommodation expenses. Those willing to benefit from a fellowship need to indicate it in the first free text box of the registration form. Only European representatives of companies and employers' organisations are eligible for fellowships.

Interested in joining the conversation? Please, register here: http://intranetp.itcilo.org/EMM/A4511629/en

 

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