Labor Supply Chain Integrity and Ethical Recruitment: A Perspective from IOM

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Labor Supply Chain Integrity and Ethical Recruitment: A Perspective from IOM

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New blog from @BSRnews: ethical recruitment & labor supply chain integrity by @IOM_news

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Friday, January 31, 2014 - 12:00pm


By Federico Soda, Head of Labour Migration and Human Development, International Organization for Migration

Globalization has made corporate value chains even more multi-tiered and complex and expanded labor opportunities into new geographies. As a result, migration has expanded, also increasing suppliers’ reliance on recruitment intermediaries to find, hire, and place those workers.

This reliance on sometimes distant intermediaries in an already complex supply chain can involve reputational risk for companies, particularly in relation to the mistreatment of workers. In the age of social media, this risk can potentially destroy brands and even companies.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and BSR are collaborating to improve international labor migration and recruitment practices, specifically through IOM’s International Recruitment Integrity System (IRIS), a voluntary fair recruitment framework designed to benefit all stakeholders in the labor migration process. We will also launch a public-private alliance on ethical and fair recruitment. This alliance will...

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Keywords: Business & Trade | BSR | Diversity & Human Resources | Human Rights | IOM | Labor Migration | Volunteerism & Community Engagement | collaboration | ethical recruitment | ethical sourcing | labor rights