21 November 2017
This agreement is the first of its kind On 21 November Vinci and the Qatari company Qatari Diar VINCI Construction (QDVC), signed an agreement with the global federation, the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI), that covers human rights at work, accommodation, and issues related to migrant workers’ fair recruitment and employment rights. It applies to all workers employed by QDVC in Qatar and includes due diligence with sub-contractors.
19 October 2017
On 18 October the French high-tech aerospace and defence group signed a global framework agreement on corporate social responsibility and all of the company’s other major social and HR policy topics.
3 October 2017
In a Global Framework Agreement (GFA) signed on 02 October, the UK clothing company ASOS commits to adopting policies and procedure that develop collective bargaining and social dialogue along its supply chain so as to bolster workers rights across the globe as they produce ASOS labeled products.
22 June 2017
In line with the direction set in the international framework agreement signed by both Sodexo and the IUF in December 2011 on commitments to respect fundamental rights at work, namely freedom of association and collective bargaining that provided for a continual and progressive dialogue between Sodexo management, Sodexo employee representatives and the IUF (c.f. article No. 11077), the parties have signed a second agreement this time on the prevention of sexual harassment at work.
11 April 2017
French retail chain Auchan signed a global agreement with the international union organization UNI Global on 17 March.
16 March 2017
On 14 March, the French parcel delivery group GeoPost and the international union federation UNI Global Union, together with the French union members of UNI signed a global agreement on fundamental human rights and freedom of association.
9 March 2017
On 07 March the signing of PSA Group’s new global framework agreement (c.f. article No. 10104) provided an opportunity for Xavier Chéreau HR Director of the auto group to reply to some questions posed by Planet Labor.
8 March 2017
On 07 March the French carmaker together with the union federations IndustriAll Global and industriAll European Trade Union signed a new global CSR agreement and with it the PSA Group has crossed a new threshold in so far as it includes stronger commitments for value chains and intends for the implementation of a risk prevention due diligence plan. Furthermore it strongly focuses on developing competences and to this end relies on the rollout of its international HR policy. Finally, the company is adopting a...
23 February 2017
On the evening of 22 February, Belgian chemicals company Solvay signed an agreement with its global forum for social dialogue that puts in place a social protection floor, dubbed Solvay Cares, for all its employees in the 55 countries in which it operates.
3 February 2017
The global framework agreement between Solvay and IndustriAll places greater social demands on the chemical company, such as having more women in leadership roles by 2020, integrating the OECD’s guidelines on multinationals, or indeed stricter demands on contracts with suppliers as regards the respect of workers’ rights. Signed on 3 February by Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, chief executive officer of Solvay, and Valter Sanches, IndustriAll’s general secretary, the new framework agreement will have a prolonged...