Nov 25

Seminar: Ensuring Good Working Conditions

IGCC and its partners welcome you to a half-day seminar on the 25th November on Ensuring Good Working Conditions in your company and supply chain.



710 Nucleus Mall, Opp. Police Commissioner's Office, 1 Church Road
411001 Pune

Event Start
25/11/2019 | 09:30

The Indo-German Chamber of Commerce supports its members in implementing human rights standards and good working conditions. In cooperation with Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and the Centre for Responsible Business, we kindly invite you to a half-day seminar on ensuring good working conditions in your company as well as in your supply chain on Monday, 25 November 2019, 9.30 - 13.30 hrs in Pune.

During the seminar, the concept of business and human rights and the German and Indian National Action Plans will be introduced to the participants and approaches to implement due diligence presented. Keynote speaker as the seminar will be Markus Loening, former German Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Assistance, and a long-time expert on the topic. In detail, the seminar will:

  • Introduce the regulatory frameworks of India and Germany, their growing importance for consumers as well as the political discussions and potential (legal) effects,
  • Discuss simple and effective approaches towards the implementation of human rights due diligence including the NAPs within your company, and
  • Show ways for companies to have a positive impact on supply chains as well.

Business and Human Rights in India and Germany
Regardless of their size and business sector, all companies have the responsibility to protect human rights. Already in 2011, the United Nations “Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights” were released. The document provides a framework for preventing and addressing adverse impacts on human rights through business activity including a company’s supply chain. World-wide, the Guiding Principles are translated into National Action Plans (NAPs). While the implementation of the German NAP, introduced in 2016, by companies is currently undergoing evaluation, the Indian Government released a draft NAP in the beginning of 2019. With their NAPs, both countries aim at contributing to improving the human rights situation in their national economies and to strengthening the social dimension of business in accordance with the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.





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