GSCP meets in Los Angeles – Brands and retailers strengthen engagement and can better use the GSCP platform

Global brands and retailers created the Global Social Compliance Programme GSCP to define what good looks like in global supply chains. Their intention was to drive upward convergence of corporate social standards, thus enabling mutual audit recognition and better cooperation. Multiple and often repetitious audits would be avoided and resources…


OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria and ILO Director General Guy Ryder at the podium of the German G7 Presidency Conference on sustainable supply chains in Berlin on 10-11 March 2015.

Berlin Conference: G7 German Presidency drives stronger human rights and labour protection in global supply chains – world brands and retailers should step up their participation

A new approach to labour conditions in global supply chains is fast emerging. Human rights and labour standards will be applied in global supply chains more effectively than today. This came clearly out from the recent (10.-11.3.) G7 Conference on sustainable supply chains, arranged in Berlin by the German Presidency….



Time for Europe to resolve the Greek debt issue

Time to resolve the Greek debt issue! The rather disrespectful language and misguided statements that soured early stages of discussions and negotiations have of course not been helpful for building confidence. Now the tone seems to be changing and attention shift to seeking concrete solutions. This is how it should…



Amazon in Germany should negotiate with workers’ trade union and accept European labour relations culture

Amazon’s long-lasting labour conflict in Germany raises issues far beyond wages and working conditions. Amazon needs to accept to negotiate with ver.di and to respect European and German working life culture. The American e-commerce giant refuses to negotiate a collective agreement with ver.di which is the Amazon workers’ trade union,…