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Business and Migration Roundtable for Collective Action: Strengthening migrant workers protection in the supply chain




The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) and the International Business Leader Forum (IBLF) held a routable discussion about the migration issues from different stakeholders. The roundtables aim to raise the debate on the role of private sector within migration in key sending and receiving countries, promote collective action on specific issues related to the protection of migrants’ rights which fall within companies’ spheres of influence, identify entry points for dialogue between business and government on related policy matters. The topics that brought in the roundtable discussion were exploring areas of risk to migrant workers in the recruitment process in both sending and receiving countries. Identifying common issues that migrant workers are facing in company supply chains. Identifying appropriate risk mitigation strategies in order to improve the protection of migration workers within the supply chain, explore cases of good recruitment practice by brands, suppliers and labor providers, possible ways for collective action in reducing abusive recruitment and employment practices in supply chain in South and South East Asia.

Responsible institution

The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), the International Business Leader Forum (IBLF) , and Ethical Trading Initiative

Place published

London, UK



Roundtable Discussion

Economic sectors

General relevance - all sectors

Content types

Policy analysis, Support initiatives, and Statistics on work and life conditions

Target groups

(Im)migrants workers, Policymakers, Employers, agencies and their representatives, Researchers, and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks

Geographical focuses

Asia, China, Philippines, Bangladesh, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Regional relevance

Spheres of activity

Management of human resources