ECCT HR & CSR Committee Lunch - Ethical recruitment of migrant workers: Challenges in securing sustainable labour supply chains in Taiwan
ECCT Human Resources & CSR
Joint Committee Lunch
Challenges in securing sustainable labour supply chains in Taiwan
- Ajda Cevc, Sustainability Development Leader, IKEA
- Doug Nystrom, Director, Human Rights – Supply Chain, Walmart
Date: Friday, 15 June 2018, 12:00 – 14:00
Venue: Grand Mayfull Hotel Taipei, 2F Glory Room I / 台北美福大飯店2樓至美廳 I
Address: 55, Lequn 2nd Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City / 台北市中山區樂群二路55號
Taiwan, like many other developed economies, depends on foreign low-skilled labour. While being able to secure a sufficient labour force is beneficial for business, it also presents a risk for the companies, as the awareness of unethical recruitment practices in the Asia-Pacific region has grown.Migrant workers are often charged high amounts of money to cover recruitment fees and related costs by labour recruiters, which effectively puts many migrant workers under debt bondage. At this event our guest speakers will share their companies' learnings, challenges and approaches when it comes to the recruitment of migrant workers in Taiwan.
About the speaker
- Ajda Cevc works in IKEA's global sustainability team. In this position she covers human rights strategies and approaches across IKEA, working in conjunction with external stakeholders. Since 2016 she has been leading the work regarding responsible recruitment of migrant workers in global supply chains.
- Doug Nystrom works on Walmart's Responsible Sourcing team. As Director of Human Rights – Supply Chain, he focuses on identifying and creating initiatives to address human rights issues within Walmart's global supply chain. He leads Walmart's responsible recruitment work by collaborating with suppliers and other external stakeholders with the goal of transforming the way migrant workers in supply chains are recruited.
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