On 17 May at the Heart of England Conference Centre, Coventry in the UK, Stronger Together held a meeting at its tenth anniversary, bringing together experts to discuss issues such as the eradication of modern exploitation, human rights in the workplace and fair and ethical supply chains.
Sergio Barberá, as director of the Ethical Trade Forums, gave a presentation in which, in addition to introducing the Association and the work it is currently undertaking, he gave a presentation on effective due diligence in lower tier and outsourced services (tier2 and tier3).
The topic of the panel was shared with Louise Nicolls, representative of the Food Network for Ethical Trade (FNET) and Rebecca Lea, Deputy director of Sustainability at construction company Willmott Dixon, and was focused on understanding the practices and working conditions in lower tiers of the supply chain in order to seek solutions and manage difficulties in this high-risk area.
The presentation given by the Forum representative ended with a strong message about the need to recognise suppliers who show real commitment, and the establishment of long-term commercial agreements that guarantee the possibility of having a stable, aligned supply chain with which collaborative projects can be implemented.
We would like to send our most sincere congratulations to Stronger Together on their tenth anniversary, encouraging them to continue for many more years with the important work they do in the field of human rights.