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HomeWorkers Worldwide and Ethical trade Norway invite you to this webinar where we focus on what actions companies can take, in collaboration with civil society, to carry out due diligence to identify potentially hidden homeworkers in their supply chains, and in due course gain visibility over the presence of homeworkers and traction over their working conditions. With India as a case country, we will meet practitioners with experience from working on the ground with homeworkers, and discuss practical advise on how companies themselves can start working on this important topic.
As mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence becomes a reality, transparency beyond tier one becomes ever more important. Millions of homeworkers are working in the global supply chains of apparel, footwear and homeware brands. Their informal employment, in dispersed sub-contract chains beyond the factory, out of sight of auditors and inspectors, combined with weak protections in national labour laws, leaves them at risk of exploitation and abuse. Homeworkers’ pay rates are often very low and they cannot claim sick pay, maternity or holiday leave and social protection enjoyed by regular factory workers. Yet homeworkers are rarely identified in social audits and remain hidden to the companies whose products they are making.
We hope this meeting will help raise members’ awareness of homeworking, and how to achieve transparency and traction over homeworkers who may be hidden in lower tiers of your supply chains.
This webinar is free, but exclusive to Joint Ethical Trading Initiative members (ETI UK, ETI Sweden, Ethical trade Denmark and Ethical trade Norway).