International Labour Standards and Corporate Social Responsibility: Understanding workers' rights in the context of due diligence

8-12 October | Turin Centre, Viale Maestri del Lavoro 10, 10127 Turin

Companies are under increasing pressure, stemming from stakeholder expectations, reporting requirements, conditions for tendering, new legislation etc., to conduct due diligence on human rights issues in their own operations and with business partners in their supply chains. Labour rights have become a critical component and basic pillar of any due diligence process. However, proper due diligence on labour issues starts with a good understanding of what is expected of companies concerning respect for workers' rights. This course aims to strengthen the capacity of participants to understand the principles of the ILO International labour Standards (ILS) as they relate to company operations and due diligence related to labour rights and how these principles can be most effectively implemented in company operations along their supply chains. Drawing on the experience of the ILO Helpdesk for Business, sessions will provide participants with opportunities to discuss and debate some of the complex issues companies face when putting principles into practice, e.g. what to do when national law is not consistent with ILS; how to balance competing rights; what to do when the government is not fulfilling its duty to protect. Read More

When: 08 - 12 October 2018
Language: English
Venue: Turin Centre
Enrolment deadline: 24 September 2018