FTA Asia Sustainability Symposium: Promoting Responsible Business Practices in Asian Supply Chains

03-10-2017 to 04-10-2017

On 3 - 4 October 2017, FTA will convene a two-day Asia Sustainability Symposium entitled 'Promoting Responsible Business Practices in Asian Supply Chains' in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This event will provide a platform for FTA members and non-member companies together with key stakeholders to connect, share good business practices, and define solutions to key challenges of national and regional relevance. It will prioritise the role of businesses and the importance of long-lasting responsible business behaviour including cooperation between states, and the development of public-private partnerships to create long-term momentum for transformational change in the sustainability arena.

Over the two days, experts will lead discussions to advance priority areas for supply chain sustainability such as promoting business integrity, migrant workers and forced labour, environmental challenges, empowerment of women, and the impacts of One Belt One Road on businesses.  It will also explore replicable approaches taken by companies with a focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as adherence to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). Read the concept and draft agenda to discover more.

The Symposium is organised in collaboration with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, the Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), John Keells Holdings, the Ministry for Development Strategies and International Trade, and the United Nations Development Programme.

Registrations are now closed. For late registrations please contact Naomi Potipa, Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator 

This event is designed to:


Raise awareness of high priority areas in terms of supply chain sustainability for the region


Define how businesses can support and contribute to protecting the current and future needs of people and planet through the UN SDGs 


Share good business practices through practical case studies 


Develop multi-stakeholder collaboration on supporting projects

Speakers include:

Registrations are now closed. For late registrations please contact Naomi Potipa, Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator