Working conditions in global supply chains

Seminar Wed 17 November 2021
time and place

Wednesday 17 November 2021, 15:00–16:00

Complying with labor, safety, and environmental standards, has become an imperative in strategic management. A wide variety of multinational enterprises have responded by adopting compliance programs to enforce social standards in their global supply chains.

Welcome to a webinar with Professor Richard M. Locke, who will present his findings on how to promote fair and safe working conditions in global supply chains. In collaboration with leading firms like Nike, Coca-Cola, Apple, and HP, Locke have studied how corporate profitability and sustainable business practices can be reconciled.

Locke is currently provost of Brown University and Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs. He is an internationally respected scholar and authority on international labor rights, comparative political economy, employment relations, and corporate responsibility. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the ILO-IFC Better Work Program Advisory Committee, and from 2013 to 2016, he served as chair of the Apple Academic Advisory Board, a group of independent academics who worked with Apple to improve labor conditions among the company’s suppliers.

The meeting is part of the seminar series SNS Sustainability Talks.


Ewerton Gruba, Director of Global Responsible Sourcing, Electrolux

Richard M. Locke, Professor and Provost, Brown University

Sarah Negro, Global Public Affairs Senior Manager, H&M Group, Hongkong

Mia Horn af Rantzien, CEO at SNS, will moderate the discussion.


The seminar is free of charge and open to anyone. Register by clicking the registration button above.

You will receive an e-mail with a link to the seminar the day before the meeting. You will be able to ask written questions during the seminar.

*List of SNS members/Information about membership

Warmly welcome!