Time: 11:15 am - 12:30 pm CEST
Join digital conversations with some of the leading lights in open and sustainable trade.
amfori has signed the UN Women/UNGC Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and is partnering with UN Women and BSR to advance the uptake and implementation of the WEPs by businesses. We are reconfirming our commitment to supporting businesses to champion women’s empowerment in global supply chains and call upon our members to follow suit. These principles aim for comprehensive women’s empowerment in all areas: corporate leadership, the workplace, education and training, supply chains and the community.
While sourcing countries have been a key area for progress on female workers’ empowerment, there is a need to make sure that a “gender lens” is applied consistently, at headquarters, and throughout the supply chain. This session will present challenges encountered and lessons learned through the WEPs. We will explore how amfori and its members can advance women’s empowerment and support female workers at all levels. Finally, speakers will address the question of how businesses and policy-makers can integrate a gender-lens in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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