FREE WEBINAR: Supply chain due diligence – how to mitigate ESG risk

About this webinar

Register to understand how the recently announced plans to develop a legislative proposal in 2021 may require businesses to carry out mandatory due diligence in relation to the potential human rights and environmental impacts of their operations and supply chains; and how other drivers underpinning the shift to global human rights due diligence may impact your business. Attend to learn how DFS group currently manage their due diligence for ESG and why they took the decision to pilot the Track Record Global/Ardea International online modern slavery due diligence service.

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  • Online only
  • All Levels
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  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Free
Wednesday 19 May 2021 12.30-13.30pm BST (London)

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Speakers

Colleen Theron, CEO, Ardea International

Colleen will provide the context to supply chain due diligence and the growing human rights due diligence and modern slavery legislative frameworks being implemented globally, and how that impacts UK businesses, with reference to how robust due diligence will help to mitigate risk.

 

Frank Miller, Managing Director, Track Record Global

Frank will hone in on cotton and timber supply chains to provide a product-specific demonstration of the new Track Record Global/Ardea International online modern slavery due diligence service in practice. 

 

 

Kate Wright, Group Head of Sustainable Product Development at DFS Group PLC

Kate will explain how DFS group currently manage their due diligence for ESG and why DFS group took the decision to pilot the Track Record Global/Ardea International online modern slavery due diligence service.

 

 

The webinar will last 60 minutes and includes a question and answer session. At the point of registration you will have the opportunity to submit questions you would like to our speakers to respond to on the live webinar.

Unable to join us on the day? We will record this webinar. If you are unable to attend live, please register and we will send you a link to the recording after the webinar and a link to download the speakers’ presentations and other outputs.

 

Context

Legislators, investors, NGOs, supply chains and consumers are increasingly shining a light on how corporations are managing their ESG impacts. The UK Government has stated it will issue fines for companies who do not demonstrate due diligence in their supply chains with regard to forced labour in Xinjiang province.

The E.U. has recently announced plans to develop a legislative proposal in 2021 that is likely to require businesses to carry out mandatory due diligence for potential human rights and environmental impacts in their operations and supply chains. The legislation is likely to apply to all companies operating in the EU internal market, including those from outside the EU. Companies will have to link their environmental and human rights due diligence systems.

Investors are scrutinising corporations’ human rights actions as well as their policies. The recent Boohoo scandal involving minimum wage payments – a human rights issue – had a huge adverse impact on the company’s share price as well as its reputation. No longer can any business turn a blind eye to its human rights risks and responsibilities as outlined by the UNGPs.

In a practical sense, the corporate response to the pressing need to address human rights risks and responsibilities – in particular with regard to forced labour and modern slavery legislation and reporting requirements under the UK MSA (2015) section 54 – is to undertake human rights due diligence across its supply chain in order to be able to report on as well as manage impacts. 

Attend to understand how the forthcoming EU mandatory human rights due diligence (mHRDD) legislation and other drivers underpinning the shift to global human rights due diligence impact your business. Register to learn how DFS group currently manage their due diligence for ESG and why they took the decision to pilot the Track Record Global/Ardea International online modern slavery due diligence service.

 

 

PARTNER:

Track Record Global

This webinar is paired with Ardea International’s online workshop ‘Developing an Environmental and Human Rights Due Diligence Framework, which takes place on 15 JuneWhen you register for the webinar, you qualify for a 10% discount to the training. Contact us for the discount code.

You may also be interested in Business & Human Rights online training and support programme 

If you have any queries call us on +44 (0) 1273 491423 or drop us a line to hello@ardeainternational.com

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Why study with Ardea?

Doing the course will make you both more confident when talking about modern slavery and human rights and give you a deeper understanding.

You’ll learn the theory, see real-life case studies and get to grips with the legal parameters and how to apply them within your organisational setting.

Come away with strategies to ensure what you’ve studied has a lasting impact.

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