Silvia Mera, Program Director, The Mekong Club
Elena Fanjul-Debnam, VP of Labor Solutions, Workplace Options
Joyce Chau, Director Asia Pacific, amfori
Moderator: Colby Jones, QIMA
“A lot of the time we try to use technology as the solution, rather than a tool to achieve a solution; the human element is really important, especially when we talk about human rights”
The day ended by touching on technology again, this time by discussing its role in protecting human rights in the global supply chain. It was a very lively discussion among amfori, the Mekong Club and Workplace Options. The conversation touched on smaller companies that have less of a microscope on them when it comes to human rights issues. Similar to the points brought up in the previous panel, implementing technology is only half of the battle. This is increasingly so when it comes to tools used to protect workers. Making sure workers are aware of why the technology is being implemented and how the data will be used can build trust and promote proper implementation.