Legal and Policy Associate, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR)
Nicole Vander Meulen is a Legal and Policy Associate at the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR). She is an international human rights lawyer, admitted to practice in the state of New York. Nicole leads ICAR’s procurement reform program, organizing the International Learning Lab on Public Procurement and Human Rights and engaging in advocacy on the integration of human rights into public procurement stemming from ICAR’s seminal report, Turning a Blind Eye? Respecting Human Rights in Government Purchasing. Nicole also heads ICAR’s work on labor rights in global supply chains. She graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center (GULC) and holds Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and International Development Studies from Calvin College.
This session will explore how to best combine site and company-level sustainability considerations such as fair labor practices and protecting human rights with product-level sustainability considerations; and how standards are increasingly covering both. Knowing what to ask suppliers regarding how they are addressing negative labor and human rights impacts and what constitutes credible supporting documentation … read more >>