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A common thread: promoting decent work in the supply chain

Public Engagement Report Q2 2019

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  • Advancing human rights in the supply chain
  • 15 years of stewardship with Hermes EOS
  • Responsible AI and data governance
  • Voting season round-up

The Public Engagement Report highlights some of the stewardship activities undertaken by Hermes EOS on behalf of its clients over Q2 2019.

Our cover story this quarter looks at the complex and challenging nature of global supply chains, with many companies accessing labour in low-cost regions. The fragmented and opaque nature of these chains heightens the risk of human rights abuses and progress to improve working conditions has been slow. Engager Hannah Shoesmith examines ways to address this problem, such as through improved purchasing practices or giving workers a voice. In this short video, she provides an introduction to the topic.

 

Q2 PER_Human rights risks in the supply chain

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EOS Client Service and Business Development

Amy D’Eugenio,
Head of Client Service and Business Development, Hermes EOS