Seminar on Workers’ rights and fair competition – the case for a strong Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence
8 February 2023 from 10:30 to 12:00 in the European Parliament
The Swedish Trade Union Confederations would like to invite you to a seminar on the Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence (CSDD), hosted by Ilan de Basso, Member of the European Parliament Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (S&D).
The seminar aims to discuss how to ensure workers’ rights and fair competition, nd deliver a Directive that makes a difference on the ground in Europe and in third countries. Speakers will include: Lara Wolters, Vice-Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs and Rapporteur of the CSDD (S&D); Blake Harwell, Senior Policy Advisor and coordinator of the TUAC Working Group on Multinational Enterprises (OECD); Théo Jaekel, Director, Business and Human Rights (Ericsson);
Isabelle Schömann, Deputy-Secretary General, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC); and Therese Guovelin, First Vice-President, The Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO).
Please find a draft programme below. We hope to see you in the European Parliament (Room number to be confirmed) on 8 February 2023 10:30-12:00 (followed by light lunch).
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10.30 Welcome by the organisers
10.40 Introduction by moderator
10.45 A directive on corporate sustainability due diligence (CSDD) that makes a difference for workers
10.55 The existing regulatory framework and why it has to change
11.10 Making a difference on the ground in third countries
11.20 Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence in practice
11.30 Panel discussion: How to ensure a strong CSDD directive that makes a difference for workers
11.55 Closing remarks and next steps
12.00 Lunch sandwiches and drinks