5th symposium on
socially responsible procurement of
22 & 23 May 2017 | Mainz, ZDF conference centre
The production of information and communication technologies (ICT) is characterised by exploitative labour conditions as well as human rights violations. Various actors are already taking steps towards creating the supply chain in a more socially responsible way. There are also a few public institutions that take social standards into consideration if it comes to their procurement of ICT products.
The symposium brings together experts from and on public procurement, regional and municipality politics, non-governmental organisations, churches and IT companies in order to discuss strategies for public institutions to improve pour labour conditions within the global IT industry.
The programme consists of thematic presentations and hands-on workshops facilitated by international speakers. Moreover there will be room to discuss current tenders in terms of their consideration of social standards. The conference will be conducted in German and English. Simultaneous translation will be provided.