Ahead of the International Labour Organisation’s annual conference in Geneva, Judy Gearhart of the International Labour Rights Forum makes a case for discussing failed initiatives.
A clear understanding of what has not worked to promote decent working conditions in global supply chains is essential to find the solutions that do work.
Gearhart points out that voluntary corporate social responsibility initiatives have never delivered on the promises to ensure living wages and safe factories. The International Labour Rights Forum is calling on the ILO to start working towards a binding Convention on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains, which would include state regulation and mandatory due diligence from multinational corporations.
Read Gearhart’s full article here.