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In this candid TED Talk, labor rights activist Auret van Heerden delivers a sobering account of the human rights atrocities that lie behind some of the world’s favorite brand names. He presents a convincing case for nongovernmental organizations and multinational companies to fill the “governance gaps” that governments fail to address. getAbstract recommends van Heerden’s sincere and pragmatic speech to leaders at companies that source materials and components from overseas and to anybody who wants to see an end to human rights violations.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why human rights abuses are prevalent in the global supply chain of many consumer brands;
  • How a lack of regulation, governance and accountability on a national and international scale exacerbates the situation;
  • Why global supply chains need a new governance system.
 

About the Speaker

Labor rights activist Auret van Heerden is the head of the Fair Labor Association, an organization that promotes the development and execution of labor standards in global supply chains.

 

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Human rights abuses occur in the manufacture of countless consumer goods, including cell phones, chocolate, diamonds, cotton and pharmaceuticals. Some 80% of the world’s supply of chocolate comes...

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