The Social Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER) and the Initiative for Global Solidarity (IGS), project implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) are organising a series of webinars in 2023 on access to remedy.
Access to remedy is an essential part of human rights and environmental due diligence process of a company. When a company’s operations have caused or contributed to human rights abuses, international frameworks require companies to provide for or contribute to remedy. In practice, however, effective remediation can be challenging, as modern supply chains are complex, multi-tiered and span all over the world.
Companies, regardless of their size, nowadays struggle with similar questions in this field. For example, some of them may be: To which degree should we intervene when our supply chain has caused a human rights violation? What are the first steps to take if we want to remedy harm and set up an operational level grievance mechanism? What are the must-haves when it comes to remediating harm in supply chains? How to live up to the responsibility to protect workers’ rights when we do not have enough leverage on our suppliers? How to collaborate with others on enabling remedy if we feel they are not open to cooperation? How to convince the board and senior management of the need to be transparent about our negative impacts? How do the collective grievance mechanisms work and how can they help us?
These and all the other questions are answered during the 4-part webinar series organised by the SER and IGS, where different stakeholders share their expertise and practical recommendations.
The first webinar focused on building necessary knowledge on remediation and grievance mechanisms, with a specific focus on supply chain grievance mechanisms. You can watch the recording here.
The second webinar was dedicated to the strengthening collaboration with suppliers for improving remediation and strengthening grievance mechanism structures at the supplier level. You can watch it here.
You are now cordially invited to take part in the third webinar in these series – “Access to remedy: integrating worker voices into grievance mechanisms” which will take place online on Tuesday, 21 September 2023 at 10:00 – 11:30 am CET.
Who it is for
• This webinar is aimed at ESG and sustainability managers, directors and top management of companies, either large or SMEs;
• And for anyone who wants to know more about how to integrate worker voices into grievance mechanisms.
During this webinar you will learn
– The importance of engaging with relevant local stakeholders representing worker voices and rightsholders from the early stages of setting up a grievance mechanisms;
– An overview of possible local stakeholders and rightsholders to engage with and important elements of meaningful engagement for remediation to strengthen worker voices;
– The role local stakeholders can play for successful remediation and robust due diligence implementation;
– Successful examples of cooperation with different local stakeholders in the remediation process through a stronger worker perspective;
– Successful examples of building leverage in supply chain remediation through collaboration with local stakeholders representing worker voices.
- Georg Leutert, Director for Automotive and Aerospace industries, IndustriALL Global Union
- Björn Claeson, Executive Director, Electronics Watch
- Maria Mora, Technical Advisor in Grievance Mechanisms and Access to Remedy, Initiative for Global Solidarity (IGS), a project implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)