HUMAN Webinar – Upholding human rights in supply chains in times of a pandemic
HUMAN, a partnership of EY, Sustainalize/ERM, CNV International, and VBDO, will organize its annual multi-stakeholder meeting related to human rights on December 13, 2021. This year, again, the organization aims to further increase its impact and to offer support in translating the ambitions of the UNGPs. We’ll zoom in on the impact of crises on human rights and due diligence in supply chains.
The pandemic has impacted everyone, including health, work, privacy, freedoms, and many more fundamentals that are so very central to human rights. It has exposed vulnerabilities in supply chains with far-reaching consequences for companies and their stakeholders. As a result, employees in the chain have been hit hard, among other things by suspended collective agreements, longer working hours, lower wages, and uncertain times for day laborers. Some effects are clearly visible, while others are not. We will need to understand and identify the new and hidden risks.
How do you best deal with this as a company or investor, but also as a government? What responsibilities do you have and what solutions are available? At HUMAN 2021 we want to work together to find answers through dialogue.
Digital walk-in – 09:45-10:00
- Introduction by Angelique Laskewitz (VBDO) – the purpose of HUMAN as a multi-stakeholder platform, and the necessity of our mission
- Anne Wehkamp (CNV International) – Update on EU/NL due diligence legislation – what is the latest update and what can we expect?
- Jan Niewold (EY) – Origin of Human Rights at companies, from then until tomorrow
- Marina d’Engelbronner (ERM) – Management cycle and UNGP – where are the pain points in times of crisis?
Breakout 1 – ERM & EY – where and what is the responsibility of a company in the chain and how do you find out?
Breakout 2 – CNV International – a case related to the COVID-19 crisis situation. How do you, as a stakeholder, deal with these kinds of problems, and what are the possible solutions (example from RBC covenants)
Breakout 3 – VBDO – innovative solutions from companies for prevention and transparency in times of crises (two company examples, t.b.d.)
Panel discussion – 11:30-12:00
Plenary reflection on outcomes of the three break-outs with special guest – focus is on barriers and solutions for upholding human rights during crises in global supply chains – special guest to be announced
Angelique Laskewitz (VBDO) – closing
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