#5 Corporate vs Workers Social Responsibility
In this episode we delve into the murky world of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and take a closer look at social auditing by speaking to the people exposing how it has failed.
We hear from Amelia Evans, Executive Director at MSI Integrity that conducted a ten year study into multi-stakeholder initiatives and their ability to protect human rights, and from Sarah Newell, Director of Transnational Strategies at the WSR Network, which has developed an alternative system called Worker-Driven Social Responsibility, that is challenging the status quo and putting workers in the driving seat when it comes to ethical change in the workplace.
Sources and organisations referenced in the episode:
- Not Fit For Purpose - MSI Integrity's report
- Beyond Corporations - MSI Integrity's latest project
- Worker-Driven Social Responsibility Network
- Worker Rights Consortium
- Coalition of Immokalee Workers
- Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh
- Workers’ Rights Watch in Lesotho
- Milk with Dignity
- Building Dignity and Respect
- Investigation into labour abuse in UK fishing
- Mondragon Corporation
- No Sweat T-shirt Project