What can responsible businesses do to ensure that workers throughout the supply chain receive living wages?
Portland, OR (PRWEB) January 17, 2012
In supply chains extending around the world, men and women labor in low-wage jobs, making insufficient income to cover the cost of living. What can responsible businesses do to ensure that workers throughout the supply chain receive living wages? A Webinar presented by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) and featuring a speaker from Social Accountability International (SAI) will explore the implications of wage levels on the sustainability of communities around the world.
Join Matt Fischer-Daly, Senior Manager at Social Accountability International (SAI) for a discussion on Wednesday January 25 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time (GMT -8) about how businesses can implement living wages in their global supply chains, and the role of certification standards such as SAI's SA8000®. As Senior Manager at SAI, Fischer-Daly manages SAI's development of the SA8000® standard and guidance, complaints management, and impact assessment. He also contributes to national and regional capacity-building programs to create enabling environments for labor rights. As part of the Webinar, Fischer-Daly will feature two case studies from Thailand and Honduras.
The one-hour Webinar, presented by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), is free to ISSP members and costs just $10 for non-members to participate.
SA8000® is an auditable certification standard based on international workplace norms of International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This standard is the benchmark against which companies and factories measure their performance. Those seeking to comply with SA8000® have adopted policies and procedures that protect the basic human rights of workers.
Fischer-Daly is an international economic policy and human rights specialist with six-years of experience working in international development programs. He has worked for over five years with SAI on capacity-building programs in CAFTA-DR countries, China and India. At SAI, he also manages SA8000® standard development and guidance, complaint management, and impact assessment and contributes to training and new program development. Prior to SAI, Fischer-Daly worked on development and international financial institutions with The Development Group for Alternative Policies (The Development GAP). He earned his BA from University of Michigan and his MA in International Economic Relations from the American University School of International Service. He is fluent in Spanish.
For more information about the Webinar and to register, please visit http://bit.ly/zOF53T.
If you are unable to attend live, please register for the event to receive the recording link to view/listen to later.
About SA International
SAI is one of the world's leading social compliance training organizations, having provided training to over 20,000 people, including factory and farm managers, workers, brand compliance officers, auditors, labor inspectors, trade union representatives and other worker rights advocates. SA8000® certification covers more than 2,600 facilities in 61 countries, across 65 industries, and over 1.5 million employees. Many more workplaces are involved in programs using SA8000®and SAI programs as guides for improvement. SAI's shared vision is of decent work everywhere—sustained by widespread understanding that decent work can secure basic human rights while benefiting business. SAI has promoted workers' right to a living wage since its founding and development of SA8000® in 1997.
The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is the world's leading professional association for sustainability professionals. ISSP is a member driven association committed to moving the profession of sustainability forward through building strong networks and communities of practice. Formed in 2007, ISSP boasts hundreds of members from every continent in the world. Members share resources, best practices and professional development. Webinars, Webchats, on-line classes, special reports, resource directories, salary surveys, and a professional competency study are just a sampling of the rich content offered to members. For more information about ISSP and its offerings, please visit http://sustainabilityprofessionals.org.