Swiss ruling could be game-changer for workers in Qatar – and beyond

Swiss ruling could be game-changer for workers in Qatar – and beyond

Last week, the office of Switzerland’s National Contact Point (NCP) quietly issued what may turn out to be a very important ruling. It essentially rejected FIFA’s arguments that as a not-for-profit it is exempted from OECD guidelines, and that the organization cannot directly influence standards in Qatar.

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“One eye open and one eye closed” – visibility vs. responsibility in the supply chain

“One eye open and one eye closed” – visibility vs. responsibility in the supply chain

Today, global companies report on their supply chain activities in a dizzying array of formats. The problem with most of these reports is that they fail to identify a significant source of risk for human and labor rights violations in companies’ global supply chains: sub-tier suppliers.

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