Addressing challenges to labour rights reporting on global value chains: social governance mechanisms as a way forward

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Parsa, S. and Werner, A. 2023. Addressing challenges to labour rights reporting on global value chains: social governance mechanisms as a way forward. in: Kacanski, S., Kabderian Dreyer, J. and Sund, K. (ed.) Measuring Sustainability and CSR: From Reporting to Decision-Making Cham, Switzerland. Springer. pp. 95-106
Chapter titleAddressing challenges to labour rights reporting on global value chains: social governance mechanisms as a way forward
AuthorsParsa, S. and Werner, A.
Abstract

With the spread of globalisation, transnational companies (TNCs) face increasing challenges to uphold labour rights along their value chains, raising concerns over their ability to truly discharge their accountability to their wider workforce and thus contribute to Sustainable Development Goals. We provide two examples of workforce issues, migrant workers and wages, to illustrate the complexities and challenges that accountability for labour rights brings. We argue that existing governance mechanisms are not designed to capture the pressing workforce issues that TNCs are expected to deal with, and there is a need for further mechanisms to support and guide TNCs’ efforts. We focus on three types of governance - private, public and social - and propose how changes can be made to help improve corporate accountability for labour rights.

Keywordsgovernance; value chains; labour rights; accountability; social dialogue; sustainable development
Sustainable Development Goals8 Decent work and economic growth
Middlesex University ThemeSustainability
LanguageEnglish
Page range95-106
Book titleMeasuring Sustainability and CSR: From Reporting to Decision-Making
EditorsKacanski, S., Kabderian Dreyer, J. and Sund, K.
PublisherSpringer
Place of publicationCham, Switzerland.
SeriesEthical Economy
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Hardcover9783031269585
Paperback9783031269615
Electronic9783031269592
ISSN2211-2707
Electronic211-2723
Publication dates
Online29 Mar 2023
Print29 Mar 2023
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Deposited29 Mar 2023
Output statusPublished
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