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Auret van Heerden: Making global labor fair

Labor activist Auret van Heerden talks about the next frontier of workers’ rights — globalized industries where no single national body can keep workers safe and protected. How can we keep our global supply chains honest? Van Heerden makes the business case for fair labor.

My take:

Primarily focused on Supply Chain, this Talk is relevant to all businesses in the context of the Human Rights Day last week on December 10 (63rd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights), and the United Nations’ recent “Framework for Guiding Principles for Business in Human Rights” published in June this year. It is particularly relevant to all labor intensive areas throughout business operations and locations.

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