Secretary-General urges businesses, consumers to better know their supply chains

Author: UN News Centre, Published on: 6 May 2013

In the wake of the deadly tragedy at a garment factory in Bangladesh, [UN] Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today challenged the United Nations Global Compact to strengthen its engagement in promoting safe and sustainable employment …Mr. Ban…noted that the Global Compact Leaders Summit in September will unveil a new global architecture for scaling up corporate sustainability and aligning business with UN priorities…“The goal is to provide a framework for business to contribute at unprecedented levels to key global issues such as climate, energy, water, food, women’s empowerment, children’s rights, decent jobs, and education,” Mr. Ban said...“Too many businesses are still willing to sacrifice workers’ rights and safety for the bottom line. It is time for all companies to police their supply chains, not distance themselves from them,” Mr. Ban urged.

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