How can responsible procurement protect supply chain workers from modern slavery and labour exploitation. WSPD 2022.

Efforts to address the risk of modern slavery and labour exploitation have long been centred towards supplier management in the supply chain. However, understanding how the risk of modern slavery and labour exploitation is directly linked to procurement practices is crucial for businesses to effectively address and mitigate these risks.

This moderated panel discussion will offer first-hand experiences on the benefit and importance of responsible procurement practices from the food, fashion and finance industries. It will also give practical suggestions for actions procurement professionals can take on a daily basis to ensure their decision making reduces the risk of modern slavery and labour exploitation. The session’s will panellists have many years’ experience in the aforementioned industries.

Rachel Hartley – Training & Technical Team Lead, Slave-Free Alliance
Susan Banister – Accounts Director, Slave-Free Alliance 
Matt Friedman – CEO, The Mekong Club
Susan Banister  – Accounts Director, Slave-Free Alliance

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