Labour Supply Chain Compliance and Ethics
Non-compliance in the area of labour supply chain is highly detrimental to organisations as it leads to:
- Legal Implications
- Public outcry against these organisations
- Tarnishing of reputation
- Commercial loss or penalties, etc.
Unfortunately, most organisations become part of such allegations unknowingly, primarily due to the lack of robust monitoring systems, not knowing the points of violation, inability to communicate with workers, etc.
MCG offers an innovative and collaborative model called Ethical Supply Chain Program (ESCP). The objective of this program is to minimize labour and workplace compliance-related risks to the organisations. The program protects employers from the violation of Labour Laws, Anti-Slavery Laws, Human Trafficking Laws, and other related regulaions and general principles of ethics.
ESCP works in coordination with the existing regulatory bodies, internal compliance departments, or acts as the internal compliance department on behalf of the employers. It provides comprehensive protection to organisations from labour compliance related allegations by developing and regularly monitoring the frameworks and other tools that ensure ethical and fair labour practices are followed throughout the labour supply chain. Such allegations may arise both horizontally (across locations) and vertically (across supply chain) and may be in the field of wages, discrimination, forced labour, abuse and harassment, respect and dignity, women’s rights, etc.
Adopting ESCP demonstrates an employer’s commitment to compliance and the social good. Under ESCP, MCG undertakes the following responsibilities:
- Design Comprehensive and Robust Compliance Program
- Review Existing Compliance Program
- Ongoing Monitoring
- Timely Detection of Issues before External Audits
- Worker Engagement to Detect Hidden Issues
- Annual Reports on Ethical Work Practices