Just last week the German government agreed on draft legislation that will introduce fines for companies procuring parts or materials from suppliers who fail to meet minimum human rights and environmental standards. PSD Labour Minister Hubertu Heil called it ”the strongest law in Europe so far against worker exploitation” and ”a good day for human rights.”
Against this backdrop, join us for an interactive webinar on 25 February 2021 at 3–4:30PM CET/9:00–10:30am EST to hear how the World Benchmarking Alliance will assess and incentivise companies to respect human rights, promote decent work and act ethically on a global scale.
Anosha Wahidi, Commissioner for Sustainability Standards, Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development will deliver opening remarks.
Our Social Transformation Lead Dan Neale will present our social transformation framework, setting out how we will assess 2,000 of the most influential companies globally.
Then Laura Curtze, Director of Business and Human Rights from Global Compact Network Germany will facilitate a multi-stakeholder panel discussion about the practical challenges and opportunities for all involved, with the following people:
- Wolfram Heger, Senior Manager Corporate Social Responsibility, Daimler
- Phil Bloomer, Executive Director, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
- Marte Borhaug, Global Head of Sustainable Outcomes, Aviva Investors
- Rachel Cowburn-Walden, Global Director Human Rights Stewardship at Unilever
- Pauliina Murphy, Engagement Director, World Benchmarking Alliance.
We will close with a time for questions and final comments.
Got a question? Get in touch with Sofia del Valle, Engagement Manager.