April 2015 USCIB Labor & Employment Policy Committee Meeting


DCDATE: Friday, April 17, 2015

TIME: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

LOCATION: Baker & McKenzie LLP

White House Conference Room

815 Connecticut Ave NW #900

Washington, DC 20006


9:00 – 9:15  Welcome & Announcements Ed Potter (The Coca-Cola Company), Chair


9:15 – 10:00  Global Labor Issues – the View from the U.S. Government – Sarah Fox, Special Representative for International Labor Affairs (U.S. State Dept.)


10:00 – 10:40  International Labor Organization Update


10:40 – 11:00  Coffee Break


11:00 – 12:15 Forced Labor / Human Trafficking Update

  • Implementation by governments
    • Implications of the ILO 2014 Forced Labor Protocol –What Should Business’ Position Be on Ratification? (Special Action Program to Combat Forced Labor Highlights)
    • S. FAR/DFAR – Final Rule AnalysisSamuel Witten (Arnold & Porter)
    • S. government funded Verité Project on model compliance codeDeclan Croucher (Verité)
    • Maloney Bill (“H.R.4842 – Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2014”)
    • California Supply Chain Transparency Act Implementation Guidance
    • UK Modern Slavery Bill
  • Update on ABA Model Policy and toolkit {website – letter to CEO}


12:15 – 12:30  OECD Guidelines National Contact Point


12:30 – 1:15  Lunch & Dessert in Honor of Ed Potter


1:15 – 1:45  Access to Remedy – Mike Posner (NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights)

  • IPIECA’s Operational Grievance Mechanisms Report
  • CSR Europe Study on Company Grievance Mechanisms


1:45 – 2:30  Company Feedback on Shift’s Human Rights Reporting and Assurance Framework (RAFI) Rachel Davis (Shift)


2:30 – 3:30  UN Guiding Principles Update

Staff Contact:   Gabriella Rigg Herzog

VP, Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs
Tel: 212.703.5056

Gabriella Rigg Herzog leads USCIB policy and programs on corporate responsibility, international labor standards and corporate governance. She manages USCIB engagement with its affiliated organizations, U.S. government agencies, and United Nations agencies on international corporate responsibility principles, codes of conduct and multi-stakeholder initiatives, as well as international and transnational regulatory activities on labor and employment policies, sustainable development and corporate governance.
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