The UN (United Nations) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights require companies to have environmental and human rights due diligence on their own operations, as well as in their global supply chain.
Increasingly human rights due diligence is being regulated, through the upcoming EU (European Union) Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive; and, on particular issues like Forced Labor, through existing frameworks such as the Tariff Act in the US.
What impact and implications will this have on businesses who source agricultural commodities? And what are the practical steps they can take in preparation? Join Earthworm Foundation and Global Rights Compliance for an online event that answers these questions.
In the event, Wayne Jordash from Global Rights Compliance gave an overview of what human rights due diligence is and why it was developed. He also give examples of how he has seen it work in practice, as well as the legislative context in various countries.
This was followed by a conversation lead by Earthworm's Charlotte Opal, who talked to Yann Wyss, Global Lead for Social Impact at Nestlé, Sylvain Cuperlier, Global Head of Sustainability at Pladis, and Karl Yen Quek, Earthworm's Malaysia Country Head.