Yvonne Erkens publishes article on innovation in the field of corporate social responsibility
Throughout the world fundamental labour rights in supply chains are being violated. Since the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh shook the world, we can no longer turn our heads away.
In the Netherlands, international responsible business agreements or covenants have been concluded. These multi-stakeholder agreements are aimed at ensuring that companies promote compliance with fundamental labour rights in their supply chains.
This article in Hapres Journal of Sustainability Research, written by Yvonne Erkens, Associate Professor at the Department of Labour Law at Leiden University, explains what CSR Covenants are and examines their impact on the enforcement of fundamental labour rights.