Worker-Driven Social Responsibility (WSR) is a transformative approach with a demonstrated ability to prevent, mitigate, and remedy human rights abuses in supply chains. Two of the most successful examples are the Bangladesh Accord and its successor, the International Accord, as well as the Pakistan Accord.
Our Theory of Change
Legally-binding agreements between workers and companies that ensure suppliers respect workers’ rights have the ability to fundamentally reshape global supply chains.
The Business Case for Action
For decades, corporations have responded to the severe human and labor rights abuses endemic in their supply chains via an assortment of “corporate social responsibility” programs. These CSR programs are generally developed in a top-down fashion and executed in a manner that benefits companies rather than individuals. And so abuses have persisted, leaving millions working in egregious conditions for poverty wages. WSR offers a powerful and effective alternative by involving workers and their communities in the conceptualization and execution of remedial action.
Through a combination of dialogue and the filing shareholder resolutions, ICCR’s members are pressing companies to implement WSR in their supply chains.
How ICCR is achieving meaningful gains for worker health and safety.