Did you know that in 2016, at any given time, an estimated 40.3 million people worldwide were in modern slavery, including 24.9 million in forced labour? New cases are being published weekly, and we are keen to work with supply chain partners and industry peers, to play in a role in tackling this challenging topic.
It is important that our industry works together to tackle issues like this and for larger organisations to help and guide smaller companies to navigate their way around such a complex subject too.
On Thursday 7th November, we are hosting an exclusive roundtable session which looks at addressing modern slavery in the supply chain and are seeking valued supply chain professionals to participate in what will be a stimulating, open and engaging experience.
What will this event deliver?
The closed discussion will bring together the room as a whole to look at this topic, with industry experts; looking at ways we can work as a collective to take action and also to support each other in doing so. For those smaller companies joining us, it is also a way to draw on resources, knowledge and legal know-how from bigger firms and a chance for companies of all sizes to share stories and seek advice in a safe forum with like-minded peers.
Is this event for you?
We are looking for individuals from companies of all sizes to join us if you have something to contribute or learn from the debate. You should work in procurement, supply chain, CSR or a relevant field within your company (we will check suitability before confirming spaces). While our heritage and much of our work is in the defence industry, we are looking to bring together a wider range of professionals for a fuller debate about all parts of the supply chain.
Where: Cody Technology Park, Farnborough
Activities: Roundtable discussions, industry insights, external speakers, help and guidance
When: 09:00 to 12:30 (networking and nibbles included)
This event has limited spaces and you must be pre-registered to attend. If you are interested in reserving a space at this special event, please contact us with your name, job title, company and any further questions about the event.