Fair Wear Annual Conference 2012 Highlights

The FWF Annual Conference 2012 was held on 25-27 April in Amsterdam. With over 40 member brands and 25 stakeholder organisations represented, the conference provided opportunities for exchanging ideas about a wide range of topics.

The conference included a two-day seminar for members on implementing the FWF Code of Labour Practices; a meeting with stakeholder organisations from around Europe; and the Main Programme on Friday at Felix Meritis.

The keynote speech was given by John Morrison, Director of the Institute for Human Rights and Business in London, on the theme ‘Labour rights as human rights’.  The day also included presentations on ‘A day in the life’ of workers in several countries, Q&A sessions with FWF auditors from China, Turkey and Tunisia, and workshops covering topics including the UN “Protect, Respect & Remedy” framework and FWF’s new communications policy.

We’ll be providing more information from the conference, including coverage of the FWF Best Practice awards 2012 in the near future.