How have food industry workers worldwide fared during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Week of 21 June 2021 How have food industry workers worldwide fared during the COVID-19 pandemic? Our key takeaway: As supermarkets’ earnings have grown, so too have the risks faced by their supply chain workers. From low wages, to safety and modern slavery, women are the hardest hit. A business model re-think is recommended.In its … Continue reading How have food industry workers worldwide fared during the COVID-19 pandemic?

How can the European Commission address directors’ duties in its upcoming EU law?

Week of 21 June 2021 How can the European Commission address directors’ duties in its upcoming EU law? Our key takeaway: The responsibilities of the board to oversee sustainability are an integral part of corporate governance. In its upcoming draft, the European Commission can look to clarify the procedural obligations directors should follow to meet … Continue reading How can the European Commission address directors’ duties in its upcoming EU law?

What are the latest child labour figures?

Week of 21 June 2021 What are the latest child labour figures? Our key takeaway: The results are “alarming” to quote the ILO and UNICEF: child labour (including hazardous child labour) is high, and will worsen, if we don’t take urgent mitigation measures.The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) published … Continue reading What are the latest child labour figures?