Modern Slavery Webinar with Electronics Watch

Tags: supply chain | risk | human rights | Modern Slavery Act

This webinar explores the ways in which Electronics Watch supports compliance with the Modern Slavery Act.

Harpreet Kaur Paul, UK Representative, Electronics Watch together with Peter Hayakawa, Procurement Policy Officer, University of Edinburgh.

This webinar looks at key ways to work through the procurement process to:

-Deepen awareness of supply chains, including where modern forms of slavery and forced labour are prevalent;
-Support suppliers with promoting a Code of Conduct that references international labour and human rights law;
-Promote effective due diligence in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights;
-Monitor factories and facilitate the reporting of labour conditions through worker-driven monitoring and enabling whistleblowers to come forward safely and securely;
-Support suppliers to develop action plans where breaches are found, and
-Monitor compliance with these action plans to ensure improvements in workers labour conditions in the ICT supply chain. 

In addition 

Electronics Watch has produced a COVID-19 related guidance on how the increased demand on ICT may affect Chinese workers and how to engage with our suppliers about this.  You can find this resource here

Another interesting blog post can be found here