SOURCE: USCIB

USCIB

March 04, 2009 14:18 ET

USCIB's Adam Greene Named to Advisory Body on Forced and Child Labor

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 4, 2009) - Adam Greene, vice president of labor affairs and corporate responsibility with the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), has been named by the National Academy of Sciences to serve on its Committee on Approaches to Reduce the Use of Forced or Child Labor, an important element in the Department of Labor's efforts to prevent imports of goods made with prohibited forms of labor.

"We're delighted that the National Academy of Sciences has recognized Adam Greene's important contributions to the cause of combating forced labor and child labor," stated USCIB's President and CEO Peter M. Robinson. "USCIB members take their responsibilities in this regard seriously and are working closely with Adam to ensure that forced and child labor are rooted out of global supply chains."

The new committee will play an integral role in advising the Department of Labor on the framework for identifying those goods made with prohibited forms of labor. The department is charged with developing a public list of all such goods by January 15, 2010.

USCIB is the primary forum through which American business advances its interests in the area of international labor policy. It works with the executive branch and Congress to develop trade policies that also promote sound labor practices.

In developing its list of prohibited goods, the Department of Labor will create a standard set of practices to reduce the likelihood that prohibited goods make their way into supply chains. The new committee will advise the department on the framework for identifying and organizing such practices.

Mr. Greene is responsible for USCIB's activities on labor and corporate responsibility. He manages U.S. business participation in the development of international labor standards and advises companies on international and regional trends in labor and employment policy.

USCIB promotes international engagement and prudent regulation in support of open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility. Its members include top U.S.-based global companies from every sector of the economy, with operations in every region of the world. With a unique global network encompassing leading international business organizations, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More information is available at www.uscib.org.

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