October 24-26

Huntington Beach, California

Breakout Sessions

Protecting Workers on the Move

October 24, 2017, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Companies have a responsibility to protect the most vulnerable workers in their supply chains: migrants. Migrant workers are the most susceptible to poor working conditions and to exploitative and forced labor, among other infringements on human rights. The challenge of protecting their rights is compounded by the differing nature of migration across regions, from the internal migrants of Asia to the refugees and displaced persons of the Middle East. Companies must grapple with the issue at all levels of employment. This informative session will help participants tackle challenges to responsible practices around recruitment, good housing conditions, protection from violence and local backlash, education, and other timely matters.

Session Speakers

Bob Mitchell

Bob Mitchell

Vice President, Social and Environmental Responsibility
Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition

Emre Eren Korkmaz

Emre Eren Korkmaz

Newton International Fellow and St Edmund Hall Junior Research Fellow
International Migration Institute, University of Oxford

Henriette McCool

Henriette McCool

Senior CSR Officer

Additional confirmed speakers will be published later this summer. Please check back for updates.

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