Global Modern Day Slavery & Supply Chain SummitWorking Together: Coordinated Policy and Business Response
24 February 2017, London
The Second Modern Slavery & Supply Chain Summit has now been launched - more here
“Modern slavery is international and requires an international response… we need a radically new, comprehensive approach to defeating this vile and systematic international business model at its source and in transit, and we need to flex the muscle of all parts of the UK government and collaborate with international partners.”
– The Rt Honorable Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Modern Slavery is one of the foremost issues within supply chain management. The Global Survey Index estimates that there are 46m victims in forced labour worldwide. International corporations are working to provide customers and stakeholders with supply chain transparency. At the same time, most companies cannot see beyond the 2nd or 3rd tiers of their supply chain. The issue is also gaining serious political momentum, with Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, recently creating the world’s first government-wide Anti-Slavery Task Force. It is a call for business to engage. The risk of ignorance is high and crisis management is expensive.
The Global Modern Slavery & Supply Chain Summit 2017 will provide a sufficiently distinctive, collaborative and solutions-packed agenda for senior government and policy representatives, international experts, business leaders and industry stakeholders. The event will focus on the steps leading to greater visibility and transparency in supply chains, due diligence and risk assessment processes, on incorporating modern slavery firmly in the sustainability and human rights strategy at the senior corporate level.
The Summit promises to be the most comprehensive international event, building on the momentum in the industry, showcasing real experience and examples, leading to further responsible business actions.
Confirmed speakers include:
Developing a Model National Response to Tackle Modern Slavery
Regulatory Environment in the Global Context
Behavioural Change to Encourage Slavery-Free Choices
Business Action to Eradicate Modern Slavery
Modern Slavery as part of the wider strategy on sustainability & human rights
What Does Supply Chain Visibility Look Like in 2017?
Reputation and Communication
Chief / VP / Director / Head of:
- Supply Chain
- Sourcing and Procurement
- Sustainability & Transparency
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Ethical Trading
- Human Rights/ Social Impact/ Anti-Slavery
- Compliance / Legal/ Audit
- Communications & Brand
Key Industries Present:
- Food & Beverages
- Electronics & Telecommunications
- Construction & Engineering
- Automotive & Aerospace
- Resources & Energy
- Finance & Banking