Little known treaty could be big help for workers in supply chains
That’s a slightly better title than the one I used for a blog I’ve just uploaded to the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) site: “The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprise: What do they mean for ethical trade efforts?“.
To summarise the post: this week the OECD is launching its much needed review of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises – a treaty on international standards of behaviour expected of multinational enterprises operating in or from the 42 states that have signed up to them. A key change of the review could be ensuring that companies take responsibility for the impacts they have on the supply chains they source from.
Also, the ETI blog page is brand new, and should develop into an interesting read. The organisation brings together companies, unions and NGOs – with their diverse perspectives and roles – to tackle the commonly agreed problem: the terrible working conditions facing many workers in global supply chains. So here’s to some fiery debate…