International Matchmaking for Workers’ Rights

Interview with Georg Weininger, Business Scout for Development at the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB)

In the aftermath of the Rana Plaza catastrophe, the BMZ and the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB) joined forces to foster human rights in global supply chains. A few years later, the German Supply Chain Act ensures binding regulation on this issue. Georg Weininger works as the first Business Scout for Development at the DGB. In this interview, he provides a brief overview of his mission to get unions more involved in German development cooperation.

To watch the interview, click on the following link: Sustainable Supply Chains – From a Union Perspective

Business Scouts for Development work as development policy experts on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). As such, they advise German, European and local companies and economic stakeholders on development policy matters. As part of GIZ´s project Promotion of Multi-Stakeholder Projects for Sustainable Textile Supply Chains, Georg Weininger is the first Scout at the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB). The interview sheds light on his mission to bring the worlds of the trade unionism and development cooperation closer together.

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