Labour Issues

Improving Labour Rights and Working Conditions in the Food Supply Chain: Sharing Good Practices and Moving Forward

The International Labour Office (ILO) in partnership with FTA hosted a roundtable event on 26 May 2016 in Bangkok to discuss best practices and the way forward to improving working conditions in the Thai food supply chain.

BSCI Welcomes Draft OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Garment and Footwear

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is currently developing a Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector. These guidelines are aimed to support companies in one of the largest consumer goods industries in identifying, preventing and mitigating existing and potential adverse impacts in their supply chains.

FTA speaks at the European Parliament on labour conditions in Bangladesh

On 17 September, the FTA was invited, among other key stakeholders, to take part in the International Trade (INTA) Committee exchange of views on labour conditions and health and safety standards at work in Bangladesh and its possible impact on EU-Bangladesh trade relations. The well-attended meeting provided a platform for an open dialogue with members of the European Parliament who have kept, since the recent incidents, a close and critical eye on the Bangladesh garment sector and business behaviour.