Environment and sustainability and Risk & Compliance / /
Labor relations and the commitment to sustainability under debate in ‘Garrigues Sustainable Dialogs’
Sustainability in labor relations, which covers aspects such as respect for human rights and responsibility in the value chain of companies, is occupying an increasingly bigger strategic space in corporate agendas. Moreover, future European initiatives on due diligence and decent work, as well as legislative developments in this regard, which are due to be brought in in Spain in 2022, has heightened interest in the subject.
This topic was the focus of the last Garrigues Sustainable Dialogs webinar, entitled Labor relations and the commitment to sustainability. The partner in charge of Sustainable Garrigues, Rosa Zarza, was able to discuss these issues with Clara Arpa, president of the United Nations Global Compact Spain.
The role played by the United Nations Global Compact and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was examined at the event, identifying the goals linked to safeguarding human rights and labor relations. As Rosa Zarza pointed out, of the 10 principles of the Global Compact, up to six of them (the first six) are related to human rights and employment issues; and as far as the SDGs are concerned, goals 5 and 8 are the ones that are most closely related to this area, although they are also related to goals 1, 10 and 11.