Modern Slavery - how ethical is your supply chain?

Webinar

Date: 11 November 2020

Timing: 12:30pm - 1.30pm BST

CPD Hours: 1 Hour

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Overview

The 2015 Modern Slavery Act was instrumental in highlighting the issue of forced labour around the world, and the role that UK companies need to play in ensuring goods and services are free of exploitation. Companies with a turnover of £36m are legally required to produce an annual transparency statement, and it is often the responsibility of the company secretary to bring this to their board’s attention.

But with modern supply chains so complex, how can organisations ensure they are robust, stable and ethical? Are subsidiaries willing and able to implement solutions that minimise Western views of forced labour within the constraints of their culture? How do boards manage their extended relationships? Do they give them the attention they deserve? And consider the risks posed to their brands and reputations?

Our panel of senior governance professionals will discuss:

  • modern-day slavery from different viewpoints - legal, supply chain governance and human rights
  • the role the company secretary should play in writing up the annual transparency statement
  • how leading organisations are mapping their supply chains, to shift toward public transparency and accountability
  • the need to update the Act and why the UK government should hold organisations accountable for violations at home and abroad

Speakers

This webinar will be facilitated by Colleen Theron, Director, Ardea International. It will include Andrew Wallis OBE, CEO, Unseen, Chris Harrop OBE, Group Marketing Director & Director of Sustainability, Marshalls plc, Louise Nicholls, Managing Director at Suseco, Vice Chair of IEMA, and Shayne Tyler, Group Compliance Director, Fresca Group.

Booking

Price:

Members £8+VAT
Students £8+VAT
Non-members £10+VAT
Professional Subscribers £10+VAT

Date: 11 November 2020

Timing: 12:30pm - 1.30pm BST

CPD Hours: 1 Hour

Register Now

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