One-day training course for companies from the technology sector and their suppliers in South Africa.
Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry 47 Oxford Road, Forest Town, Johannesburg, 2193
DGCN, twentyfifty ltd., Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Donnerstag, 01. Dezember 2016
South Africa is one of Africa’s most developed economies and natural resource rich countries holding numerous opportunities for investors. Yet, technology companies operating in South Africa are faced with a number of sustainability challenges in their operations and supply chains such as barriers to the exercise of trade union rights, discrimination, inadequate working conditions especially in the informal sector or environmental degradation and corresponding community impacts. Increasingly, governments, investors and shareholders, business partners, civil society and consumers expect companies of all sizes to have human rights due diligence processes in place to know and show that they respect human rights. The upcoming German National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAP) will clarify expectations towards German companies including their subsidiaries and supply chains. Similar processes have started in other countries, e.g. UK Modern Slavery Act.
To support German companies in the technology sector operating in South Africa and their business partners in implementing these expectations, the Global Compact Network Germany is piloting a sector-specific introductory training.
Managers interested in / responsible for CSR, sustainability, procurement, strategy, compliance/corporate governance, human resources, product safety, local liaison officers
The Training will
The training will be facilitated by two experienced trainers of management consultancy twentyfifty ltd. twentyfifty has over a decade’s experience of helping multinational companies and their global value chains to understand and manage social impact using a human rights framework.