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Responsible Supply Chains in Asia: Responsible and Sustainable Enterprises in times of COVID-19
June 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Responsible Supply Chains in Asia
Responsible and Sustainable Enterprises in times of COVID-19
29-30 JUNE 2020 | 10am to 12pm PHT
This webinar is free of charge.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a public health crisis but also a social and economic one. This unprecedented shock to economies and labour markets is threatening livelihoods and the wellbeing of millions of people in both developed and developing economies. The ILO’s early estimate was that 305 million people are at risk of losing jobs either becoming unemployed or underemployed, of which 65.8 million in Asia and the Pacific. This implies that many of these workers will face a loss of income and more deeper into poverty.
The call for business to apply socially responsible labour practices is now urgently needed more than ever.
As enterprises are a source of employment and opportunities for social upgrading in the Philippines, there is an urgent need for governments and the private sector to design and implement policies and strategies to protect workers’ rights and to provide an enabling environment for the promotion of socially responsible labour practices as per the recommendations of the ILO MNE Declaration. Incorporating responsible business practices consistent with internationally agreed standards is critical to protect the most vulnerable workers in time of crisis, and ensure a sustainable recovery which put working women and men at the center of the economic recovery debate.
This webinar session will focus on the relevance of socially responsible labor practices in the time of the COVID-19 crisis and the subsequent recovery. It will discuss the impacts of the pandemic on Philippine supply chains and in the economy, in general. Moreover, it will also present an outlook on the impact that this pandemic has had on global supply chains and discuss policy guidelines as well as practical examples on how enterprises and the government must address the current crisis.
- What are the impacts of COVID-19 on the Philippine Economy? Which sectors are the most affected?
- How are enterprises in the Philippines coping with these unprecedented pressure from the pandemic? What are the good practices that have been emerged amidst the crisis?
- What labour issues are most prominent (i.e. wages, contracts, OSH, discrimination)?
- What are the roles and importance of responsible business conduct in times of crisis and in achieving sustainable enterprise and creating resilience global supply chains?
- Which business models or tools are showing to be effective to address the challenges in terms of DW generated by the current crisis.
- What are existing tools and resources that can contribute in the effort towards ensuring safety of workers in the workplace in the context of COVID-19.
MR. KHALID HASSAN
ILO Country Office for the Philippines
MR. CHRISTIAN VIEGELAHN
ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
MR. THOMAS WIERSING
Chargé d’ Affaires a.i., Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines
MR. FREDY GUAYACAN
Programme Manager – Responsible Supply Chains in Asia
International Labour Organisation (ILO)
MR. IRENEO V. VIZMONTE
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
MS. MARIA CHANTELLE C. BATAC
Senior Vice President for Human Resources
MR. JOSE ROLAND A. MOYA
Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP)
*a company representative will be invited to share their responsible business efforts in response to COVID-19
This webinar is free of charge. Click this link to register: tiny.cc/ILOECOPWebinar
For more information, you may get in touch with ECOP CSR Specialist Shiela Marie Ramos at firstname.lastname@example.org.