Training for Fast Retailing on ethical recruitment and migrant worker vulnerabilities

Under the ongoing partnership project “Promoting Ethical Recruitment and Fair Labour Practices in Garment and Footwear Supply Chains”, IOM will deliver capacity-building to Fast Retailing. The training aims to build foundational technical skills and knowledge of Fast Retailing relevant staff on ethical recruitment and migrant worker vulnerability.
In line with the project document and in close coordination with Fast Retailing Social Sustainability team, IOM developed the two-day interactive training agenda. The training sessions will incorporate the IOM tested training programme “Building Business Capacity to Address Modern Slavery in Operations and Supply Chains”, Migrant Worker Guidelines, as well as results of the Fast Retailing Supplier Self-Assessment delivered by IOM. Specifically, the training will include a combination of action-oriented modules aimed to equip participants with knowledge on forced labour and specific vulnerabilities of migrant workers in Fast Retailing supply chain, as well as identify actionable steps to address it.
Furthermore, the second day for the training will take a practical workshop format, where IOM will guide the Fast Retailing team through labour supply chain planning methodology and tools and seek to receive feedback from Fast Retailing to revise and adjust tools to address Fast Retailing needs in forthcoming supplier assessments. 

Expected Outcomes
By the end of the workshop participants will
•    Better understand FR supply chain recruitment practices and potential forced labour risks;
•    Better understand Migrant Worker Guidelines and forthcoming supporting toolkit;
•    Be able to identify how international recruitment practices can be improved to comply with ethical recruitment standards and Migrant Worker Guidelines;
•    Better understand labour supply chain mapping methodology and tools to be able to conduct supplier assessments. 

Target Audience
12 participants from Fast Retailing Social Sustainability team,  the Global Alliance for Sustainable Supply Chain (ASSC) and the Fair Labour Association (FLA)

The training was delivered by IOM under the ongoing partnership project with global apparel company Fast Retailing to promote ethical recruitment and fair labour practices in garment and footwear sector. The partnership project, which kicked off its activities in September 2019, aims to study the recruitment and employment conditions of migrant workers in Fast Retailing’s supply chains and to develop the company’s capacity to respond to identified challenges related to the human and labour rights of migrant workers.  


Agenda item

DAY 1 : 08.45 – 9.00

Arrival and registration

09.00 – 09.15

Welcome Remarks and introductions

09.15 – 09.45

Session 1: Migrant worker vulnerabilities

09.45 – 10.30

Session 2: The labour migration process and FR labour supply chain

10.30 – 10.45

Coffee break (15 mins)

10.45 – 11.15

Session 3: Regulatory Frameworks

11.15 – 12.30

Session 4: Tracing forced labour indicators and risks in the recruitment process for employers and recruiters

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch break (1 hour)

13.30 – 14.00

Session 5: Management systems approach to managing risks

14.00 – 14.45

Session 6: Unpacking the Migrant Worker Guidelines

14.45 – 15.00

Session 7: Identifying effective action

16.00 – 16.30

Session 8: Round-up and closure of the day

DAY 2: 09.00 – 09.30

Recap of day 1

09.30 – 10.30

Session 1: Labour supply chain mapping overview

10.30 – 10.45

Coffee break (15 mins)

10.45 – 11.15

Session 2: Labour supply chain mapping planning

11.15 – 12.30

Session 2: Migrant worker interviews

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch break (1 hour)

13.30 – 14.30

Session 3: Management interviews and document review

14.30 – 15.00

Session 4: Data analysis and reporting

15.00 – 15.15

Coffee break (15 mins)

15.15 – 15.45

Session 5: Communication of results

15.45 – 16.15

Training Evaluation online

16.15 – 16.30


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