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Supply chain conference

 Sustainable value chains - Success factors for an internationally accepted binding standard

As part of Germany’s G7 Presidency, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs will host a digital conference on sustainable value chains on 6 May 2022. The aim is to give new impulses to the international debate on a binding standard in the field of business and human rights. The conference will feature discussions with high-level representatives of the G7 countries, international organisations, trade unions and employers, civil society, as well as renowned experts. What would be the added value of an international binding standard or instrument on business and human rights? What are crucial success criteria for broad acceptance? What can the G7 contribute?

In cooperation with the ILO initiative Alliance 8.7, the conference will also deal with two of the most severe human rights violations in business operation and value chains that require urgent action: child labour and forced labour.

Join us and follow exciting discussions that will provide new insights!

Here you can find the programme of the event.

Speakers of the conference

Rossella Accoto

Peter Bakker

Nanda Bergstein

Nicola Bonucci

Renee Bowers

Sharan Burrow

Griet Cattaert

Katherine Chapman

Ronan O’Connor

Malgosia Fitzmaurice

Jochen Flasbarth

Sandra Hassan

Hubertus Heil

Atle Hoie

Anousheh Karvar

John H. Knox

Thomas König

Albert Kruft

Thea Lee

Katja Müller-Fahlbusch

Martha Newton

Alexandra Palt

Udo Philipp

Caroline Rees

Didier Reynders

Lothar Rieth

Olivier De Schutter

Carsten Stender

Ana María Suarez Franco

Roberto Suárez Santos

Nobunao Tagaya

Lilian Tschan

Max Tuñón

Kerstin Waltenberg

Lene Wendland

Michael Windfuhr

Thomas Wissing

The conference will be translated into the following languages: English, Japanese, French, German, Italian.