International Corporate Accountability Roundtable

We promote labor rights.

 

LEAD STAFF: Nicole VAnder Meulen
aDVISORS: JJ Rosenbaum, Meg Roggensack

 
 

Labor rights abuses such as the denial of the freedom of association and right to bargain collectively, low wages, forced overtime, and harassment, are well documented in global supply chains.

Key factors that contribute to these labor rights abuses include opaque supply chains, unequal distribution of risk and profit throughout the supply chain, brand / retailer purchasing practices, lack of the capacity of the government abroad or willingness to enforce labor laws, and the failure by home government to require or incentivize brands / retailers to address labor issues in their supply chains, among others.

Our work seeks to promote stronger protections for labor rights in global supply chains.