Category Archives: Work Conditions

Paying the Living Wage Across Value Chains: Navigating ESRS & Human Rights 

What is an adequate or living wage?   A wage that allows workers to meet their basic needs and also provides them with some discretionary income for other expenses. It is often higher than the legal minimum wage and reflects the actual cost of living in a particular location. A living wage takes into account factors […]

Understanding the EU regulation’s update on forced labor ban

Understand the implications of the new regulation on forced labour ban put in place by the European Union (EU) with expertise from Ksapa.

Does the CS3D add to companies’ administrative burden?

The administrative burden is an argument often put forward by companies and MEPs as a reason not to promote CS3D. Is this true?

How Investors Can Conduct Robust Human Right Due Diligence?

Here’s a concrete toolbok developed for investors, especially in private equity, who need to conduct human right due diligence.

What Actions Should Businesses and Organizations Take to Advance Human Rights in Their Operations in 2024

Insights and suggestions on how to ensure business adopt a robust human rights lens in understanding, addressing and mitigating social issues

COP 28: pushing for a fair and low-carbon agriculture

In this blog, Ksapa discusses the key challenges in agriculture and learnings from the agricultural events held during COP 28

Are Forced Labor Import Bans Effective in Tackling Forced Labor in the Green Transition Supply Chains?

In this article, Ksapa elaborates on the the effectiveness of import bans that relate to forced labor in green transition supply chains.

Understanding the 2023 update of the OECD Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct

At Ksapa, we have been extensively using and working with the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on Responsible Business Conduct. Here’s an overview of its 2023 update.

Gender Perspective Applied in Agricultural Commodity Supply Chains

A gender perspective applied in agricultural commodity supply chains involves considering the roles, needs, and contributions of both men and women throughout the supply chain. It recognizes that gender inequalities and differences exist, and that they can significantly impact the agricultural sector and supply chain dynamics.

10 Principles to Design and Deploy Successful Programs Involving Smallholders to Mitigating the Environmental and Human Rights Challenges of Agricultural Commodity Supply Chains 

Including the smallholder farmers perspective in agricultural project is challenging for a variety of reasons. Here are 10 principles ensuring success we have learned across our programs and experiences at Ksapa.