Webinar: Modern Slavery in Supply Chains: Before and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
AudienceOpen to BITC members and non-members, HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers and Environment/sustainability practitioners/managers
Wed, 29 July 2020 @ 11:30 – 12:30
In this Modern Slavery in Supply Chains: Before and After the COVID-19 Pandemic webinar, attendees will hear from experts and business practitioners on how to tackle modern slavery in your supply chains.
Aims and objectives of this event
- what modern slavery means for UK businesses;
- key steps to take if you want to address modern slavery and human rights risks within your supply chains;
- how to adapt existing practices with the COVID-19 pandemic.
No prior knowledge of the issue is required to attend.
- Owain Johnstone, Modern Slavery Advisor at the Ethical Trading Initiative
- Elaine Mitchell-Hill, Business and Human Rights Lead at Marshalls
- Aisha Aswani, Ethical Trading Manager at The Co-Operative Food
This event is free for members and non-members of BITC.
It would suit procurement and sustainability, sustainability, and human resources professionals.
In the 2015, the UK Modern Slavery Act prompted private companies to redouble their efforts to stop the use of slaved labour in their supply chains. The COVID-19 health crisis brought new challenges.
The pandemic exacerbates existing human rights violations, with devastating impacts on vulnerable groups. Traffickers and organised criminals, who prey on these groups, will seek ways to profit from this outbreak and the associated economic instability.
Contact details and further information
For more information, contact Ellie Jefford, Events Coordinator at BITC.
Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.
Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology. Details on how to join will be sent prior to the event.
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