Migrant Workers

Ajda Cevc on Responsible Recruitment

10 December 2017

By Salil Tripathi, Senior Advisor, Global Issues, IHRB

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Companies with operations in far-flung parts of the world are often reliant on workers from foreign countries working in factories that belong to sub-contractors in third countries. Using leverage systematically and judiciously becomes a challenge for companies. In this podcast with IHRB’s Salil Tripathi, IKEA’s Ajda Cevc outlines the complex nature of the problem and elaborates on steps her company has taken to mitigate harm.

Ajda Cevc is project leader at IKEA driving external engagement and internal policy development regarding responsible recruitment of migrant workers. Cevc works on the development and implementation of the group’s updated approach to prevent child labour and supporting young workers, as well as on other human rights initiatives in the supply chain. She came to work at IKEA in 2015 with experience in civil society, and holds a law degree from University of Ljubljana and an LLM in international human rights law from Lund University.


This podcast is part of a mini-series dedicated to the theme of “Realising Access to Effective Remedy”, as part of IHRB's annual Top 10 Business & Human Rights issues for 2018.

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