Finland: Respecting UN Guiding Principles in grocery supply chains

"A Shared Vision for Respecting the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in Grocery Trade Supply Chains", 20 Aug 2015

This document represents the common view of the representatives of the business community, non-governmental organisations and the authorities as regards the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...across the supply chains of the Grocery Trade...As part of the national implementation of the UN Guiding Principles the Ministry of Employment and the Economy and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs organise[d] sector-specific round-table discussions which aim to foster dialogue between different stakeholder groups in order to establish the key risks for each sector as well as determine a sufficient degree of risk management and due diligence. The grocery trade round-table group convened six times from November 2014 to June 2015. As a result, the group reached a common view on the practical implementation of the Guiding Principles across the supply chains of the grocery trade...The purpose of this paper is to support grocery retailers in recognising their roles and responsibilities within the value chains of their sector and to better enable them to avoid any complicity in adverse human rights impacts.

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