Industry Discussion | Modern Slavery – Hidden in Plain Sight
In partnership with Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA), Thomson Reuters is hosting a breakfast event discussing Modern Slavery – Hidden in Plain Sight on Wednesday, 21 February 2018.
When most Australians think of slavery they envision William Wilberforce and people being shipped to the Americas in chains. However many of us would be shocked to discover that this inhumane practice continues today, even in Australia — just no longer in physical chains, but psychological ones.
According to the Global Slavery Index, there are 45.8 million people in some form of modern slavery, 26% of whom are children. Illegal profits generated by forced labor amount to $150 billion USD annually. This is a big issue that impacts all of us!
A crucial element in effective supply chain and third party risk management involves developing and maintaining a thorough understanding of the plethora of potential risks inherent in business relationships, including modern slavery. The consequences of failure are significant, and can include enforcement action, often hefty fines, and – perhaps most devastating of all – lasting reputational damage.
|| Wednesday, 21 February 2018
|| 8.00 – 8.30am Registration & Breakfast
8.30 – 10.00am Industry Discussion
|| Kirribilli Club, 11 Harbourview Crescent, Lavender Bay, NSW 2060
- Modern Slavery – what is it and what does it mean for businesses today?
- Strategies to Mitigate Supply Chain Risk