Date: 11th of March 2022
Time: 14:30 – 16:00 CET
The responsibility to respect human rights applies to all businesses regardless of size, sector, geography, or ownership. Yet SMEs are often overlooked by initiatives aiming to eradicate forced labour and drive responsible business conduct. This is at odds with the fact that SMEs make up 90 per cent of the private sector globally.
Given their reach and overall influence, SMEs could be catalysts in the fight against forced labour and play a crucial role in meeting Sustainable Development Target 8.7 by 2030. This conference is an opportunity to learn from SMEs that are leading the way and to hear from experts how they are supporting SMEs in the fight against forced labour. Join us and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) for this important event.