The Social and 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 will be answered during the 4-part webinar series organised by the SER and IGS, where different stakeholders will share their expertise and practical recommendations.
The first webinar was dedicated to supply chain grievance mechanisms. You can watch the recording here: Webinar recording
You are cordially invited to take part in the second webinar in these series – “Access to remedy: Sharing responsibility with suppliers” which will take place online on Tuesday, 06 June 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 successfully share responsibility with suppliers on access to remedy.
During this webinar you will learn:
– What are the international expectations and standards for suppliers when it comes to remediation and grievance handling
– What are the challenges for suppliers when implementing remedy expectations of different buyer companies and what needs to be done to support them in this process
– What are the best practices for collaboration with suppliers to improve access to remedy and what are the pitfalls
– How can collaboration with suppliers look like when setting up remediation structures for supply chain