Last month in Perth, GRC Solutions hosted a lunchtime seminar on Modern Slavery and were very pleased to welcome key legal, risk and compliance people from diverse organisations along with local members of the GRC Institute.
GRC Solutions were delighted that Kimberly Randle, Principal Lawyer at Fair Supply, Australia’s first law firm dedicated to working with organisations to implement Modern Slavery legislation, was in Perth to deliver this presentation.
Kimberly is an experienced human rights advocate and an expert in the field of Modern Slavery. She was able to talk to the audience about how to apply and operationalise the Modern Slavery Act 2018 in their organisations. The presentation discussed the following key issues:
- How to identify and address modern slavery risks in operations and supply chains
- Scope and application of the Modern Slavery Act
- Operationalising policy and document review
- Risk mitigation and remediation
- How to engage with high risk suppliers
- What is considered sufficient compliance for a Modern Slavery Statement
Those attending found the presentation to be very informative and practical, and this led to some great questions from the floor. It was also an opportunity to meet peers, discuss where Modern Slavery could be found in their supply chains and understand what others may be doing to address the reporting requirements of a Modern Slavery statement.
GRC Solutions will continue to provide seminars focusing on specific legislation and regulations which will allow legal and compliance professionals to engage in and drive good governance practices. The next event is planned for February 2020 and will cover Whistleblowing.
GRC Solutions is an award-winning provider of compliance training. To find out more about our Modern Slavery course, contact us today.
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