Responsible Supply Chains in Asia Programme

High-Level Event "The Role of Responsible Business Conduct in Building Resilience"

  • Date: Thu. 21 Jan. 4-6pm JST (8-10am CET)
  • Event Registration: Fill in the form from here.
  • Languages: English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation provided
  • Event free of charge

The European Union, the ILO and the OECD co-organize the high-level event: The Role of Responsible Business Conduct in Building Resilience.  This event will discuss synergies between the role of Responsible Business Conduct(RBC) and International Labour Standards in building resilience in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and efforts to implement the Trade and Sustainable Development chapter of the recently entered into force EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement. It will bring together Japanese government officials, representatives of the European Union, business community, workers, civil society and key experts to discuss practical actions with a view to driving both agendas forward.

Speakers will draw on efforts already underway, including the Japan National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights, and share opportunities to strengthen implementation of RBC/CSR aligned with internationally recognised OECD and ILO instruments, OECD Guidelines for MNEs and the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy, and through concrete actions for the immediate and longer term.

This event is being held under the Responsible Supply Chains in Asia Programme (RSCA).

More information and the full agenda are available here.