Trade union freedom and social dialogue are essential to respect the rights of workers in the agri-food sector. Gaining insight into the human rights situation in supply chains starts with asking the right questions. Parties to the international RBC Agreement for the Food Products Sector and Fairtrade have developed a flyer to help companies.
Global Compact Network Netherlands (GCNL) and the SER collaborate to support the ‘Business & Human Rights Accelerator’. Starting in February 2023, this six-month GCNL programme is designed to help companies move from commitment to action on human rights and labour rights. Applications close on 16 December 2022.
Parties to the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector look back on a challenging year. International developments such as the war in Ukraine and rising energy prices had a major impact on the sector. The urgency to realise responsible metals value chains is felt by the Parties to the Agreement, as is apparent from the annual report 2021-2022.