On June 16 and 17, the Ethical Trade Forums organized their Regional Online Event, to discuss “The importance of Due Diligence in Social Audit and in Labor Migration Management”.
The agenda prepared for this was divided into two days, in which we had different experts, workshops, updates from the Working Groups and Best Practices presentations.
The session on June 17, which was attended by 129 people, opened with a debate among all the participants, led by Amalia del Río from Revista Mercados and Sergio Barberá from Conexión Social, in which they talked about the challenges of the sector in terms of communication and image of this in the media.
Amalia began by putting us in a position about the start of the Revista Mercados, she shared with us that she saw that there was a lack of a means through which consumers could see what was happening and how the sector was evolving. Thanks to this platform, entrepreneurs and managers of the sector can share their knowledge and teach consumers that corporate social responsibility and sustainability are the main drivers of evolution in the sector.
After this debate, it was time to share Best Practices and Experiences.
Our Communication Group presented the Best Practices and Experiences Collection, on which they have been working in recent months. This new section on the Ethical Trade Forums website aims to motivate and encourage the creation and implementation of all those improvement ideas that we see in different companies.
We also have the companies Agromark and Frutas Alhambra, who presented us with their best practices, “Application of the Responsible use of labour providers guide and Verification List” and “Equality Plan in the company” respectively. In this case, we saw how the work previously done by the Forums’ Working Groups helped and motivated these companies to use the different guides and checklists made by their members.
After a short break, we began the second part of the day with the presentation of our expert Diego Martínez from BUREAU VERITAS, who spoke to us about the SMETA / GRASP requirements in terms of human rights and an update on the classic clauses of the labor pillar.
The attendees then divided into groups to attend the two workshops of the day. On the one hand, we once again had the participation of Diego Martínez and Sergio Barberá in the workshop on Social Compliance – Social Audit: stakeholder analysis and, on the other, we had the participation of Octavio Acosta and Laura Huerta from ECOTERRAE who prepared their workshop on Circular Economy: Waste Management.
As always from the Ethical Trade Forums we want to thank all the speakers and especially the attendees for showing so much interest and achieving the impressive total number of 263 attendees for this meeting on “The importance of Due Diligence in Social Audit and Management of Labor Migration”.
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