|09:00 – 09:30 || Registration and welcome coffe |
|09:30 – 10:00||Introduction:|
European retailers and policy-makers at the heart of a global SUPPLY CHA!NGE.
10:00 – 11:00
Keynote Speech "Tainted Food: Moving Beyond ‘the Consumer is the King’ Narrative" about the importance and challenges of implementing Business and Human Rights by Prof. Surya Deva, the current vice-chairperson of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights.
|11:00 – 11:30||Coffee break|
|11:30 – 13:00||Opening Panel:|
| Stakeholder perspectives on implementing human rights and environmental due diligence amongst European retailers. Moderation by Stefan Grasgruber-Kerl (Suedwind). |
|13:00 – 14:00||Lunch break|
|14:00 – 15:00||Parallel Fora:|
How to promote environmental and human rights due diligence in food supply chains.
FORUM I: European retailers and human rights due diligence in practice. The case of orange juice from Brazil. Brazilian exporters dominate the world market for orange juice concentrate. Almost 80 % of the frozen liquid comes from Brazil and is purchased from European bottlers and retailers to produce (store) brand orange juice. This working group will track the adverse impacts of the orange juice industry, particularly focussing on labour rights. It will discuss the ways forward to achieve a sustainable and fair production, taking into account all relevant stakeholders and based on retailers human rights due diligence in practice.
FORUM II: Stopping deforestation, loss of biodiversity and climate change resulting from agricultural production. The case of palm oil in Indonesia.
FORUM III: Applying lessons from existing EU supply chain regulations to global food supply chains.
FORUM IV: The Role of small and medium size companies in improving local development and livelihoods in the Global South.
|15:00 – 15:30||Coffee break|
|15:30 – 17:00||Policy at Cross Roads:|
| Voluntary Measures, Smart Mix or a Binding Regulation? |
Moderation by Sanne van der Wal, SOMO.
|17:00||Wrap up by Patrizia Heidegger (EEB).|