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Going Beyond Collaboration, Traceability and Human Rights to Be Some of the Key Issues Tackled at This Year’s Responsible Supply Chain Summit

Submitted by: Ethical Corporation

Categories: Events, Fair Trade & Supply Chain

Posted: Jul 25, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST

 

Experts from the Body Shop, Volvo Group, EDF Energy and The Foreign Trade Association will lead innovative sessions on some of the most pressing issues facing business today at the 12th Responsible Supply Chain Summit taking place in London on the 17-18 October

LONDON, Jul. 25 /CSRwire/ - The 12th Responsible Supply Chain Summit is taking place on the 17-18 October in London and will host a range of focused keynotes delivering revolutionary insight on responsible supply chain, procurement and business management. From strengthening supplier engagement, measuring impact and forming meaningful partnerships, this year’s conference will confront these critical issues to deliver environmental, social and business impact through supply chain initiatives.

Brent Wilton, Director of Global Workplace Rights at the Coca-Cola Company will be leading a keynote on traceability with ICTI CARE CEO and President Carmel Giblin, to establish how far companies should go in tracing their supply and working beyond tier 1. With valuable advice for enhancing supply chain visibility, this topical session will spark novel discussion and deliver actionable strategy to contribute to the delivery of positive impact through increased transparency in corporate supply chains.

“In today’s world of smart phones and social media, there are few places in the world where people won’t mobilise [against business] now” says John Morrison, head of the Institute for Human Rights and Business. Now, more than ever, companies need to uphold ethical standards in their supply chain as new platforms develop for consumers to demand transparency and call-out noncompliance. Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland OBE will be leading a practical keynote around the impact of the Modern Slavery Act and what good practice should look like. From highlighting the business case for ethical supply chains, to driving change, this session will unpick the reality of this new legislation so your company is not left behind.

The global push to eradicate human rights violations and unethical sourcing will not be easy. John Morrison believes that “if companies want to tackle these issues they must collaborate with their competitors and other actors if they are to have any impact at all.” Senior representatives from Debenhams, the British Retail Consortium, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Walmart will come together at the conference to discuss the changing nature of collaboration across supply- bases to unlock the potential for meaningful impact through cooperation and shared responsibility.

The full agenda for the 12th Responsible Supply Chain Summit Europe can be found on the official event website here http://events.ethicalcorp.com/supplychain/conference-agenda.php

For more information on the sessions taking place at the conference visit the official event website or contact Candy Telani Anton, Global Project Director at Ethical Corporation at candy.anton@ethicalcorp.com or call +44 (0) 207 375 7162

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For more information, please contact:

Candy Anton Global Project Director
Phone: +44 (0) 207 375 7162

 

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