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HUMAN: access to remedy

Human rights event on December 13th 

Every year, VBDO organizes its human rights event HUMAN, in collaboration with EY, CNV Internationaal and ABN AMRO. HUMAN is intended as a platform for exchanging up-to-date knowledge and insights about human rights. This year HUMAN’s focus is on 'Access to Remedy'.

Access to Remedy essentially recognizes the fact that companies can have a negative impact on people planet and society as a whole, and as such an essential element in companies effort to respect human rights. The problem is, however, that there still is a lack in knowledge and experience regarding how to set up a decent system.

Break-out session on grievance mechanisms

CNV Internationaal will host Breakout session 3

Grievance mechanisms in the clothing industry from a union perspective, by Eva Smulders, CNV Internationaal and Bart Slob consultant, Ethics at Work.


CNV Internationaal’s local union partners are involved in different types of complaints mechanisms varying from complicated certification systems to simple hotlines. 

CNV Internationaal developed a short comparative research in Asia on the different systems encountered within the apparel sector, including its pro's and its con's, which will be presented and discussed in this session.


De HUMAN event is on December 13th starting at 3 p.m. at a.s.r. Utrecht and is hosted in English. Sign up here  

Publication date 06 12 2022