Modern Slavery legislation is becoming the standard in many regions of the world. In June, Germany and Norway passed Modern Slavery legislation and joined California, the UK, the Netherlands, France and Australia in the fight for eradication of human exploitation in organisations’ supply chain.

Many global organisation will now be required to report in multiple jurisdictions so how do you leverage the great work you have done so far to ensure compliance globally? There is much confusion around the topic. The webinar will address what procurement/risk/governance can do to be in compliance.

Attendees will also learn:

  • What the requirements are and how this is relevant to your organisation

  • What your obligations are under Modern Slavery legislation

  • How to address and mitigate modern slavery risks

  • How to measure the impact

  • What is required to prepare a modern slavery report


According to the Global Slavery Index, there were approximately 15,000 people living in “conditions of modern slavery” in Australia.

Globally it is estimated that there are over 40 million people engaged in Modern Slavery. About two-thirds of the global slave trade occurs in the Asia-Pacific. Some of Australia’s biggest trading partners, including China, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand, are host to some of the most egregious crimes. This means that while your internal practices and many of your tier 1 suppliers might clearly display no signs of modern slavery, the probability of finding slavery in your deeper tiers is highly likely. In fact, a survey conducted in 2015 of retailers and their tier 1 suppliers found a 71% likelihood of slavery in their supply chains.


Lois Coatney
Lois Coatney
Partner and President
Hanne McBlain
Hanne McBlain
Information Services Group
Senior Director

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