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AFRICA WEEK Events (12- 16 October 2015)

Brown Bag Lunch: Promoting Safe and Sustainable Supply Chains: Experience from the Garment Sector in Bangladesh 

Thursday, 15 October at  1 - 2.30 pm at the UN Global Compact office (685 Third Avenue, 12th floor, entrance located on 44th street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue)

Workers throughout the world have a right to a safe workplace. Ensuring that workers in global supply chains can work in safe places is an important element of supply chain sustainability that the UN Global Compact promotes amongst its corporate members. In June this year, the G7 leaders in statement agreed to promote “ Safe and Sustainable Supply Chains” through international efforts.This Brown Bag Lunch will discuss how companies across the world can work together with trade unions and governments to contribute to occupational health and safety throughout their supply chains. Representatives of major brands such as PVH, H&M and C&A as well as the global trade unions UNI and IndustriALL will present their experience in the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, a groundbreaking legally binding agreement to make garment factories in Bangladesh safe.

Please RSVP to Mr. Justin Clune ( with copy to Ms. Elena Bombis ( by Wednesday 14 October COB.