7th conference on
socially responsible procurement of
9th & 10th May 2019 | Leipzig
Focus: device life cycles and recycling
Socially responsible supply chains
Exploiting working conditions and human rights violations are also widespread in the production of information and communication technology. At the same time, there are initial approaches to shaping the value chain in a socially responsible manner. These approaches can be effectively supported by the public authorities by ensuring that minimum social standards and human rights are observed in their procurement.
The conference is aimed at actors in public procurement, state and local politics, non-governmental organisations, churches and IT companies. It invites to an exchange of experiences and to a dialogue on how the public sector can contribute to improving working conditions in the global IT industry with its purchasing. Newcomers are just as welcome as participants already familiar with the topic.
The conference offers thematic lectures and practice-oriented workshops with expert speakers from Germany and abroad. There is also plenty of room for informal exchange.
Supported by Engagement Global with its Service Agency Communities in One World with funds from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and by the Lothar Kreyssig Ecumenical Centre of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany.