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Roundtable: Engagement and Dialogue on Decent Work in a Global Context

Mannheimer Swartling
Norrlandsgatan 21, Stockholm
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30 oktober 2019
13:00 - 16:00
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Global Compact Network Sweden
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Mannheimer Swartling
30 oktober 2019
13:00 - 16:00

Roundtable: Engagement and Dialogue on Decent Work in a Global Context


30 October 13:00-16:00 at Mannheimer Swartling, Norrlandsgatan 21, Stockholm Global Compact Network Sweden together with the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs will host the event "Roundtable: Engagement and Dialogue on Decent Work in a Global Context".

Global Supply chains are of the most important levers for business to create positive impact in the world, with an estimated 80% of global trade passing through them annually. Companies that commit to advance decent work in their global supply chains can significantly improve the lives of many people — often of those who will benefit the most from sustainable development — and lift millions out of poverty. The UN Global Compact’s Decent Work in Global Supply Chains Action Platform mobilizes companies, local networks and partners around the globe around a common goal: take actions and develop tools that will have impacts on workers’ lives.

Ensuring decent working conditions is one crucial element of operating in a sustainable manner. This event will be an opportunity to provide a practical deep dive into decent work and human rights as core elements of sustainability, using the newly developed Engagement Toolkit on Decent Work. The purpose of this toolkit is to encourage procurement staff and suppliers to take action for improved conditions for workers in supply chains, enabling them to effectively integrate human rights into daily decision-making.

Join this event to:

  • Discuss the importance and benefits of building a common understanding around the relevance of decent work/human rights both internally and with suppliers;
  • Explore ways to encourage and support suppliers to take actions in support of decent work throughout operations;
    Identify gaps and demand for further support by reflecting on the Engagement Toolkit on Decent Work and needs of colleagues across teams;
  • Learn more about how you can engage with the UN Global Compact.


13:00 - 13:30 - Registration

13:30 - 13:45 - Welcome
Maria Collin, Executive Director, Global Compact Network Sweden.

13:45 - 14:00 - Keynote Address
Eva Karlsson, CEO of Houdini Sportswear as well as winner of NMC:s Sustainable Leadership 2018.

14:00 - 14:30 - Introducing the Action Platform on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains and the Engagement Toolkit on Decent Work
Mari-lou Dupont, Senior Manager, Decent Work and Supply Chain Sustainability, UN Global Compact.

14:30 – 15:00 - Spotlight Session - Decent Work in Volvo Cars' supply chains
Pernilla Eriksson, Procurement Sustainability Manager and Anna-Maria Ericsson, Labour Affairs Expert at Volvo Cars.

15:00 - 15:45 - Scenario Discussion – Resolving Dilemmas around Decent Work
Facilitated by Mari-lou Dupont, Maria Collin, Pernilla Eriksson, Anna-Maria Ericsson & Thorin Schriber.

15:45 - 15:55 - UN Global Compact overarching strategies and values proposition
Thorin Schriber, Manager, Participant Engagement, UN Global Compact.

15:55 - 16:00 - Outro
Maria Collin, Executive Director, Global Compact Network Sweden.

Practical information

Time: 30 October 2019 at 13.30-16.00 (Registration from 13:00)

Venue: Mannheimer Swartling, Norrlandsgatan 21

Who may participate?: All employees of Participants or Signatories (members) in UN Global Compact.

Registration: Please register through the form below.