The Modern Slavery Act 5 years on
13 October @ 12:00 - 13:00
13th October 2020 @ 12:00 – 13:00 BST (London)
Join this FREE webinar to hear from a range of experts, from civil society, regulators, the business community and academia, on what effective strategies we have seen in UK businesses and other sectors to address modern slavery.
The webinar will last 1 hour and includes a brief question and answer session. At point of registration you will have the opportunity to submit questions you would like to our speakers to respond to on the live webinar.
What this webinar will cover
The Modern Slavery Act (2015) was enacted in October 2015. Five years on, during Anti-Slavery Week, several experts will share with you their insights on what effective strategies they have seen implemented during the last half-decade to address modern slavery.
Why is this relevant to you?
Understanding and addressing YOUR risks to exposure of modern slavery in your direct business operations and global supply chains is business critical. Attend this webinar to gain insights that will help YOU learn, manage and de-risk your business to modern slavery.
When you register for this webinar, you can also take advantage of the discounted offer* to join our online, modular END SLAVERY training that you can undertake at your own pace and in your office or home.
*10% discount off the cost of the online course. Contact: email@example.com to register
About the webinar
Colleen Theron, CEO, Ardea International and a tri-qualified lawyer.
Fiona Reynolds, CEO at PRI
Fiona Reynolds is the CEO of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), a UN supported
organisation with more than 3,000 signatories representing over US $90 trillion in AUM.
Appointed in 2013, Fiona has 25 years’ experience in financial services. She joined the PRI from Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees, where she spent 7 years as CEO. Fiona serves on the Board of the UN Global Compact, is a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council, the Global Advisory Council on Stranded Assets at Oxford University, the UN Business for Peace Steering Committee, the Global Steering Committee for the investor agenda on climate action and the Steering Committee for Climate Action 100+. Fiona has been a member of the UK Government Green Finance Taskforce and is on the Advisory Board for the UK Green Finance Centre. In 2018 Fiona was named one of the 20 most influential people in sustainability by Barron’s magazine.
Helen Carter, Lead Consultant at Action Sustainability
Helen Carter is a procurement professional who over the last 12 years has been focusing specifically on the issues of sustainable procurement and supply chain transparency. Since the launch of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 she has been supporting the construction industry through the Supply Chain Sustainability School in raising awareness on the issue of Modern Slavery. In addition to this she has produced resources and training materials to support businesses in implementing due diligence processes and go beyond the legislation.
Shayne Tyler, Group Compliance Director at Fresca
Shayne Tyler is the Group Compliance Director for a leading fresh produce supplier to retail
accounts. A practical and hands on Director with over 25 years of people leadership within the food industry. He relies on over 20 years of experience directly managing variable levels of employee exploitation identification and resolution, where he has actively helped shape legislation, guidance, best practice and support mechanisms for the prevention and eradication of worker abuse.
Systems employed throughout this time have demonstrably helped his business PREVENT cases of exploitation, PREPARE for those they could not prevent, help PROTECT the most vulnerable, and work with authorities to PURSUE those responsible.
Having had ‘first hand’ experience that has identified and tackled numerous examples of worker exploitation for such an extended timeframe, Shayne offers a valuable perspective in the fight to improve worker welfare.
Patricia Carrier is with the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. Her work focuses on the UK Modern Slavery Act and she is Project Manager of the Modern Slavery Registry, a publicly accessible, transparent and free registry of company statements published under the UK MSA. Her project also includes in-depth analysis of reporting by the FTSE 100 companies and advocacy to strengthen the MSA.
Patricia is a licensed attorney in the U.S., a qualified solicitor in England and Wales, and holds an LLM in Public International Law from the University of Oslo.
Additional Speakers (bios and pictures to follow):
- Alex Trautrims, Associate Director at Rights Lab;
- Justine Currell, Executive Director at Unseen, MSA Helpline.
- Red Godfrey-Sagoo, CEO at Sophie Hayes Foundation
Key areas of discussion in this webinar include:
- The Modern Slavery Act (2015)
- The Act’s impact
- Engagement strategies
- Understanding what’s material
- Implementing effective systems
- Your Modern Slavery statement
- Ongoing monitoring
- What to do when you find slavery
Who is the webinar for?
- Sustainability and ethical managers
- Supply chain managers
- Responsible sourcing professionals
- Environmental managers
- General counsel
- Compliance professionals
- Procurement personnel
- Company secretaries
- Non-executive directors
Ardea International provides a range of ESG-focussed online training courses, toolkits, resources and consultancy services. Give us a call to discuss your training needs and your organisation’s human rights risks and exposure to the Modern Slavery Act’s reporting requirements, as well as other compliance and best practice requirements, on +44 (0) 1273 491423 or drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org
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