Job Search
Browse all...
Featured Jobs
More jobs
Email Alerts

Stay up to date with the news & latest jobs

Subscribe
 

World leaders call for best practice in supply chains

 

World leaders at the G7 summit have made a statement calling for better working conditions, social awareness, environmental protection and sustainability in business supply chains.

The representatives of the world's leading industrial nations released the joint declaration following their summit meeting in Germany. Those present included US president Barack Obama, British prime minister David Cameron and German chancellor Angela Merkel.

The declaration recognises the joint responsibility of governments and businesses to foster sustainable supply chains and encourage best practice. Following an acknowledgement that unsafe working conditions are linked to social, economic and environmental damage, the statement says: “Given our prominent share in the globalisation process, G7 countries have an important role to play in promoting labour rights, decent working conditions and environmental protection in global supply chains.”

"We will take action to promote better working conditions by increasing transparency, promoting identification and prevention of risks, and strengthening complaint mechanisms," the statement continues.

Businesses active or based in G7 countries are to be encouraged to show due diligence regarding their supply chains, while multi-stakeholder initiatives in partner countries will be strengthened to build upon the good practices learnt in the aftermath of the Rana Plaza tragedy, in which 1,134 garment workers died.

Please click here to read the full article from SupplyChainOnline

News

Network Recruitment Partnership Ltd:
117 Hagley Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham B16 8LB
Tel: +44 (0)121 450 5020
Fax: +44 (0)121 450 5021

Our Recruitment Partners:
Part of the Pertemps Network Group

Call 0121 450 5020
© Copyright Pertemps
Website design by Creative IQ Ltd