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Preparing to fight forced and child labour in Canadian supply chains

Preparing to fight forced and child labour in Canadian supply chains

23 April 2024 | Online - Live Webinar

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Are you ready for Bill S211?

The Canadian government has introduced a new bill to fight forced and child labour in Canadian supply chains. The new legislation is aimed at improving transparency by requiring organisations that meet certain thresholds to report on the processes and procedures they are employing to mitigate forced and child labour. The bill came into force on 1 January 2024 and requires certain organisations to report for the first time by 31 May 2024.

Join Achilles’ Adam Whitfield for “Preparing to fight forced and child labour in Canadian supply chains”, a virtual event, to understand more about Bill S211 and discuss best practices organisations can implement to comply with the legislation and reduce the risk of human rights violations in supply chains.

Hear from Achilles human rights, supply-chain and procurement expert as he discusses the challenges businesses will face as they prepare to make their first submissions and how to overcome them.

Questions for discussion will include:

  • What is Bill S211’s role and importance in driving better supply chain practices? What benefits are there for efficiency and productivity? What pitfalls need to be avoided?
  • What examples are there of human rights related issues in global supply chains and how might these apply to your business context?
  •  What actions can businesses take to mitigate social risk in the supply chain, to meet and exceed compliance requirement. How can they help advance and maintain a competitive advantage?
  • How can businesses collaborate to achieve greater transparency and efficiency in supply chain risk management?
  • There will also be time allocated to Q&A to enable participants to explore what the new regulation means for their own business.

Adam Whitfield

Adam Whitfield is Head of Compliance and ESG at Achilles, a leading global supply chain risk management organisation. Adam is a sustainability specialist with international experience in ESG strategy development, project management of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects, and social and environmental auditing.

He has more than twelve years’ experience in the sustainability field and has supported global organisations in defining ESG strategy and reporting systems to internationally recognised standards. His work in modern slavery and human rights has been used in both industry and government reports and has led to the creation of a national framework of organisations committed to improving labour standards in the UK.

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