January 2016

Managing Risk: International Labor and Human Rights

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Why do companies need to take these issues seriously?

A corporate leader’s nightmare scenario: waking to the news of the collapse of a factory manufacturing the company’s products, reading headlines about the company’s involvement in child labor abuses, or learning of work stoppages at supplier plants over human rights issues.

As companies worldwide face rising pressure to comply with international labor and human rights standards, failing to manage labor risks can have a significant, long-lasting impact on business strategies, legal risk profile and brand reputations.

Our Global Employment group takes a look at the evolving labor and human rights landscape and discusses five ways that companies can benefit from addressing labor and human rights issues while providing practical tips for identifying and remedying abuses and how we can help ensure your business policies and practices do not infringe on the rights of others.

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