Perry Dimmer (Head of Supply Chain & Logistics and CIO of ArcelorMittal Belval & Differdange) and Grace Barrasso (Grace Barrasso General Manager, Environment and Sustainable Development at ArcelorMittal Mining Canada) participated as experts in the Webinar organized by the University from Luxembourg.

This webinar discussed the growing imperative to address human rights and environmental violations in the supply chain, current and emerging regulations in this area, and how some of which are already proactively addressing these issues.

Led by Alexis Bateman, Director- MIT Sustainable Supply Chains, a total of more than 80 participants from a wide variety of backgrounds: students, representatives of ministries, from different industries took part in this webinar. The framework governing social impacts along the supply chain has evolved rapidly.

In 2011, the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights recognized that businesses have a responsibility to respect human and environmental rights in operations and supply chains. Since then, businesses and governments around the world have questioned how to implement the Principles effectively and economically. While initially the focus was on voluntary measures and reporting requirements only, attention has recently shifted to mandatory human rights due diligence. In particular, 2020 has been a remarkable year in which legislative developments at the regional level have accelerated.