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FTA/BSCI Member and Stakeholder Consultation: How Business Can Protect the Rights of Female Workers in Supply Chains


On 11 August, the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) with its Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) will host a Member and Stakeholder Consultation entitled 'How Can Businesses Protect the Rights of Female Workers in Supply Chains?' taking place in New Delhi, India.

This consultation aims to contribute to ensuring that the rights of female workers in Indian supply chains are protected and not subjected to any form of sexual harassment. The outcomes of this consultation will support a project being planned by FTA on the empowerment of women in supply chains in India.

This event is designed to: 

  • Enable a better understanding of the legal implications of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013 in producing units
  • Highlight the potential reputational risks to members with an emphasis on the importance of commencing and strengthening existing measures towards effective implementation of Act 2013
  • Facilitate a platform for discussion towards the formulation and implementation of the FTA project on empowerment of women in supply chains in India
  • Share information on FTA/BSCI's new grievance mechanism tool which is available to members, stakeholders and producers

This project will complement the broader remit of BSCI to ensure that the rights of workers in global supply chains are protected. Its focus is on female workers which represent the largest proportion of the supply chain workforce, particularly in the garment sector.

Date: 11 August 2017
Location: Indo-German Chamber of Commerce - New Delhi

This consultation is open to a limited number of participants on an invite-only basis. If you are interested in participating or receiving news about FTA's work in this field, please express your interest in the registration form.

Please note that attendance is only confirmed upon receipt of a confirmation email. For further information, please contact info@fta-intl.org.