The conference will provide insight and training on how companies can best engage with human rights risks material to their operations and supply chain – and provide a practical guide for what it means for managers and boards.
As a partner to the conference, Sedex members are eligible to a 15% discount on the price of a delegate pass with the discount code IF15.
Date: 24th – 25th October 2016
Location: London, UK
For details on the latest agenda and speakers, you can download the brochure online here.
This year’s conference will provide business practitioners with an understanding of how to:
- Comply with the Modern Slavery Act – learn how to produce a credible Modern Slavery report/statement – be ready to comply with new legislation, key stakeholder expectations, and ensure reporting and policy lead to meaningful action.
- Get the right due diligence strategy – learn how to frame your overall strategy through the latest due diligence approaches to address human rights issues effectively.
- Map your supply chain for human rights risks – understand how to look more deeply into your supply chain to identify and mitigate potential risks.
- Build direct worker engagement channels – apply effective grievance mechanisms and worker organisation engagement that puts affected peoples at the heart of your effort.
- Apply best practices in implementing remediation – hear how best to respond to uncovered egregious practices and how to go about developing the protocols and principles to address the issue meaningfully.
- Implement new solutions through technology – discover scalable solutions to tackling complex and entrenched social issues and how your company can best integrate them.
- Understand the implications and risks of the changing legal environment – understand how disclosure rules and legal liability risks are evolving in different jurisdictions such as the UK, EU and US on human rights and whether it’s possible to get ahead of the curve.
The conference will have an attendance of 200+ people and is made for senior professionals and key organisations from the business, government, trade union, NGO and financial community.
Confirmed participating organisations include the John Lewis Partnership, Twinings, NEXT, Thai Union, Compass Group PLC, Anglo American, IKEA, BAE Systems, British Gypsum, M&S, International Paper, Verisk Maplecroft, Taylors of Harrogate, GlaxoSmithKline, Nestlé, Total, Leigh Day, JTI, The Rezidor Hotel Group, Whitbread, Mars Inc, Hilton Worldwide, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Centrica, Neste Corporation, Danone and Sime Darby.