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Equitable Global Supply Chains

ICCR's Global Equitable Supply Chains program is aimed at transforming global supply chains for the benefit of all stakeholders, but especially workers and their communities, who are vulnerable to wage theft, exploitative and oppressive working conditions, human trafficking, race and gender discrimination and environmental injustice. 

In their engagements with global brands, investors engage companies with a higher risk of forced labor in their global supply chains across several sectors, including apparel and footwear, food and agriculture, and electronics. ICCR members press these companies to conduct comprehensive human rights and environmental due diligence in line with the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights and to adopt risk prevention, mitigation and worker-centered remediation practices to reduce the adverse impact of their business operations. Workers' rights are enshrined in international human rights frameworks including the UN Declaration on Human Rights and the ILO Conventions. 

ICCR's Equitable Global Supply Chains group works on several thematic areas, including responsible contracting, prohibiting imports of goods made with forced labor and worker-driven social responsibility

Investor Alliance Collaboration 

The Investor Alliance collaborates with ICCR's Global Equitable Supply Chains program through our work with investors and companies on implementing their human rights due diligence (HRDD) by examining potential adverse human rights risks, including forced labor, within their value chains. This includes the Investor Alliance's coordinated collective corporate engagements on HRDD using the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark and on state-imposed forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The Investor Alliance also engages with policymakers to ensure the passage and effective enforcement of mandatory HRDD legislation and the banning of imports of goods made using forced labor.

Current Initiatives

Through a combination of dialogue and filing shareholder resolutions, ICCR's members are pressing companies to build a better, more inclusive, and more equitable supply chain system.

For more information, please visit ICCR's Equitable Global Supply Chains program page or contact Chavi Keeney Nana