Workshop 4 – The Trade Union perspective on the disclosure of environmental, social and governance information
The fourth workshop looked at ESG disclosure from the perspective of trade unions.
The great majority of trade union representatives are mainly focussed on collective bargaining for pay and working conditions.
For them, ESG disclosure by the enterprise is not a main preoccupation, and
they do not necessarily have the experience and training to deal with this
However, a survey of workers’ representatives in large European companies suggests they do share the interest of some other stakeholders in wanting better ESG information.
Workshop participants mentioned that companies should disclose information on several issues, such as restructuring, job losses and job creation, and trade union involvement in the process of ESG disclosure.