Supporting Government Investment to Address Supply Chain Risk and Social Issues
Session lead: Jen Cole, FishWise
Panelists: Anna Cavazzini, Member of the European Parliament; Nick Kightley, Ethical Trading Initiative; Sara Lewis, FishWise; Max Schmid, Environmental Justice Foundation; Esmeralda Lopez, Global Labor Justice - International Labor Rights Forum; Andrey Sawchenko, International Justice Mission
Globalization has profoundly influenced how companies do business, making transparency regarding fair working conditions more complex. As business and human rights scandals are increasingly brought to light, government and industry leaders recognize the need for each of their respective roles in protecting worker rights and improving worker well-being. Companies, local advocacy organizations, worker organizations, and government institutions must work collaboratively to improve and implement programs and policies that support fair and decent working conditions.
This session expands understanding of the respective roles of business and government in creating supply chain transparency, improving conditions on fishing vessels, and establishing government policies for ending forced labor associated with, or occurring in, a country’s supply chains. Moving between presentations and discussion, the session is moderated by expert facilitators and includes speakers with strong technical understanding of government policy, human rights, and transparency at sea. Participants will take away concrete steps that businesses can follow to improve human rights in supply chains and a strong understanding of how to engage with governments to improve policy.
This presentation was a part of the Seafood2030 Virtual Sustainability Forum | Aligning Industry and Government Sustainability Efforts, which took place from 9-10 September 2020. For more information on Seafood2030 and/or to access additional program content, visit SeafoodSource.com/Seafood2030.