Ensuring a combination of competitiveness, reliability, and compliance with labour standards and human rights in supply chains can be challenging. The 2016 Sustainable Enterprise Academy will look at multiple ways to deal with these difficulties and engage public and private partners in mutually reinforcing approaches.
The Academy will focus on policies, approaches and tools to promote decent work in sustainable supply chains. It provides a unique opportunity to discuss the opportunities and challenges that increasingly complex and internationalized supply chains bring to governments, enterprises and workers.
The Academy will draw on the experiences of leading international experts on decent work, labour standards, enterprise development and sustainable supply chain development. Participants will learn about different approaches and mechanisms to improve working conditions within supply chains and how these approaches complement each other in practice.
During the 5-days programme, specific attention will be paid to ways to effectively and sustainably include SMEs in supply chains. Initiatives from different countries and sectors to create employment and improve working conditions in SMEs will be shared and analyzed.