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Human rights in the supply chain – Get ready for modern slavery legislation

Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility training

Can your company answer the following question?

Were there human rights violations in your supply chain in the last 12 months?

With an Australian Modern Slavery Act headed for draft legislation in early 2018, governments, investors, and customers increasingly expect companies to know the answer to this question, and to have a policy position and plan to address any problems.

Not an issue for your company? According to the Global Slavery Index, more than 40 million people are subjected to modern slavery each year, mostly in countries that are Australian trading partners. Even at home we are not immune, with documented human rights abuses in the supply chains of several local industries.

New legislation will require companies to publish a public statement on what they are doing to avoid or eliminate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains, and this course will provide you with the knowledge and tools to prepare for increased scrutiny on your company’s supply chain, and a clear understanding of how to address any human rights issues.

Covering international standards and frameworks such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the ISO 20400 Guidance Standard on Sustainable Procurement, you will learn how to develop a best-practice approach to human rights due diligence and reporting.

You will learn how to:

  • Conduct a human rights risk assessment of your operations and supply chain
  • Develop a roadmap for addressing human rights in the supply chain
  • Write a human rights policy
  • Understand International standards and reporting frameworks for supply chain disclosure, including ISO20400 and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
  • Prepare for the Modern Slavery Act.

With regulation moving quickly, the time to prepare is now.


25 July 2018,
Sydney

15 August 2018,
Melbourne

Course fee $395 plus GST (9am – 12:30pm)

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This course is also available as an inhouse course. Please contact Dr Leeora Black for further queries.

Course facilitator

Dr Leeora Black

Dr Leeora Black

Principal, Risk Advisory

Sustainability specialist Dr Leeora Black has 30 years’ experience in helping organisations manage complex social and stakeholder risks. The author of The Social Licence to Operate – Your Management F... More