Cornell University

ILR ONLINE: Labor Standards in Global Supply Chains


Date:  Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Time:  12:00 - 1:00 (ET)
This webcast is free of charge.
Please join us for an in-depth discussion with...
Sarosh Kuruvilla
Professor of Industrial Relations, Asian Studies and Public Affairs
Cornell University ILR School

Topic Overview:
One consequence of globalization has been the increasing pressure for the global regulation of labor standards. While there are several approaches to the regulation of labor globally, this webcast will focus on the challenges that multinational firms face in ensuring that internationally recognized core labor standards are upheld throughout their supply chain. Taking a global value chain perspective, we will cover the typical processes used by firms to uphold core labor standards throughout their supply chains, and the typical problems they face in doing so. We will also go through one case, and then discuss what the emerging “best practices” are.
In order to participate in the webcast you will need computer access with high speed Internet connection. The required browser is Internet Explorer. Windows users need to install Windows Media.  Macintosh users need to install the Silverlight plug in (links on the registration page).
To register and to see related resources:
Contact: Lori Biechele
Cornell University ILR School