Omnia Strategy works with coalition of leading companies to tackle the threat to human rights
18th January 2021
Omnia Strategy is part of a community of leading businesses, convened by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, that today announced their support for the European Commission’s Sustainable Corporate Governance Initiative as part of their ongoing efforts to build more inclusive economies based on respect for human rights.
Omnia’s Chair, Cherie Blair CBE QC, said: “The prevalence of modern slavery across the world and throughout countless supply chains is a tragedy and remains one of the greatest human rights challenges of our time, alongside responding to the pandemic, the climate emergency and other global crises. I am proud to work with the Thomson Reuters Foundation and leading businesses as they help to build more inclusive economies based on respect for human rights. We hope these ongoing efforts will be bolstered by the EU’s initiative, which could be transformative if we get it right. Delivering effective legislation requires sustained collaboration by the private sector, civil society and policy-makers, and I commend the corporate community brought together by the Thomson Reuters Foundation for stepping up and doing their part.”
Thomson Reuters Foundation’s CEO, Antonio Zappulla, said: “The Thomson Reuters Foundation believes that ending modern slavery and developing fair and sustainable business models is critical to building inclusive economies, a core focus of our work. These issues have been augmented by the current global health crisis; tackling them demands a coordinated response across sectors. We are proud to use our convening power to help build a community of global businesses that are leading the way in respecting and upholding human rights across business operations and in supply chains.”
More information is available in this article by the Thomson Reuters Foundation here: