On Thursday 1st October, Think Global was pleased to host our second workshop on supermarket supply chains, as part of the Europe-wide Supply Cha!nge project. The project seeks to raise awareness about the ethics of supply chains used by major European supermarkets, and the focus of this workshop was workers’ rights within those supply chains.
The workshop brought together guests from a range of NGOs and education charities to investigate the issues and find solutions to the plight faced by workers at the bottom of the supply chain. Special highlights were presentations from Zeenat Islam, a barrister from 25 Bedford Row Chambers, and Tony Dale, Deputy Head of Research at USDAW.
The session began with Faaria Ahmad (Think Global Programme Manager) introducing problem and solution ‘trees’, designed to guide discussion, and which would be filled in throughout the workshop.
In order to better understand and dissect the issues, guests began by reading articles which looked at specific problems within the supply chains.