Social dialogue across borders - castle in the air or driver of a supply chain revolution?

08 Oktober 2018

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Maandag 08 Oktober 2018
de Malietoren
Bezuidenhoutseweg 12, 2594 AV Den Haag

MKB-Nederland, VNO-NCW and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment are pleased to invite you to the event 'Social dialogue across borders – castle in the air or driver of a supply chain revolution?'


For many years Dutch enterprises, employers, workers and the government have been actively promoting sustainable development and decent work at home and abroad. Separately and together we have taken a number of measures to promote responsible business conduct and to address global supply chains challenges in accordance with global standards of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations (UN).


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Please join us now for the launch of a new ILO report that examines different forms of cross border social dialogue in the food retail, chemicals and garment sectors on the basis of three case studies of Carrefour, Solvay S.A. and H&M's collaboration with two global union federations UNI and IndustriALL.


The event will be an opportunity to discuss with ILO experts, policy makers and representatives from business, employers' associations, trade unions and NGOs whether and how innovative forms of cross border social dialogue has potential to advance decent work and responsible business conduct in global supply chains.


The event will be hosted by the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW). The location is within walking distance of The Hague Central Station.


09:30 Registration
10:00 Welcome and opening remarks
10:15 Presentation of the study by Alette van Leur (ILO) and Q&A's
10:45 Coffee break
11:15 Breakout sessions (see below)
12:30 Sandwiches and networking
13:30 End


The breakout sessions are moderated panel discussions with experts and practitioners from national and international companies (like H&M), IndustriALL Global Union, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the ILO and OECD, followed by open-ended dialogue with participants:


Breakout session 1:
How cross-border social dialogue can support due diligence and responsible business conduct (food retail sector example)


Breakout session 2:
How cross-border social dialogue can enhance enterprises’ contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (chemicals sector example)


Breakout session 3:
How cross-border social dialogue can strengthen capacity and trust among employers, workers and governments (garment sector example)


You are kindly requested to register via the Registration form.


For questions or additional information, please contact Roger de Boer.


We are looking forward to meeting you on the 8th of October!


Warmest wishes,
MKB-Nederland, VNO-NCW
Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment