The Society of American Military Engineers is hosting a webinar, entitled Corporate Responsibility for Federal Contractors, on Thursday, June 9 from 1:00pm-2:30pm. Human Analytics’ Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt will discuss procurement requirements related to the responsible provision of security services. Foley Hoag’s Sarah Altschuller will address new requirements to combat trafficking in persons.
Federal contractors impacted by requirements related to the prevention of human trafficking and the provision of private security services, and who want to familiarize themselves with these new regulations and develop the needed policies and systems to implement them, will benefit from participation in this webinar.
The U.S. Government (USG) is the world’s single largest purchaser of a wide range of goods and services. Increasingly, the USG recognizes that its procurement power can be used to promote responsible business conduct by its contractors. Two recent developments in federal acquisition regulations exemplify this trend, namely new requirements related to combating trafficking in persons and to promoting the responsible provision of private security services.
These changes in federal acquisition regulations reflect a commitment by the USG to observing international standards for responsible business conduct. These requirements are consistent with the USG’s current effort to develop a National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct, which will outline its efforts to implement the provisions of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. As part of that process, the USG sees its procurement policy as one way to fulfill its obligation to protect people from human rights infringements linked to business activities.
This webinar should be of particular interest to contracting and compliance representatives, in-house counsel, and government relations staff. To register, click here.