Events and insight for sustainability

How business can better manage human rights risks

How business can better manage human rights risks

1st-2nd November 2017, London

Two days of leading analysis, debate and discussion

This two-day conference is designed to provide companies with leading insight and training on how they can best engage and manage human rights risks in their operations and supply chain.

This year's event will build on last year's forum, which provided guidance to business practitioners on how to:

  • Comply - and go beyond - the Modern Slavery Act – learn how to produce a credible modern slavery statement, what to do in case of a discovered case of slavery and how to engage senior management on the issue
  • Frame an effective due diligence approach that can adapt to changing expectations and different human rights challenges
  • Map your supply chain for human rights risks – understand how to look more deeply into your supply chain to identify and mitigate risks more efficiently
  • Build effective grievance mechanisms and worker engagement that help you to unearth risks early
  • Understand the role of whistle-blowers and activist in supporting your effort human rights effort and the values of your business
  • Engage with migrant worker issues – understand the implications for business operations from the growing refugee crisis and how to respond
  • Understand how to create a remediation program - hear how best to respond to uncovered egregious practices with child and forced labour
  • Learn the implications of the changing legal environment – understand how disclosure rules and legal liabilities are evolving in different jurisdictions and what it means for your business

You can see the full agenda for the 2016 event here.

Who will be there?

This conference is made for senior professionals from business, government, trade unions and NGOs.

Business representatives are the biggest attendee profile for the conference, the delegates are from the CSR, sustainability, ethical trade, legal, procurement and supply chain, corporate affairs and communications departments. 

A sample of last year's attendee list includes:

  • VP, Sustainability Framework, Aditya Birla Management Corporation
  • Group Environment Director, Amcor
  • Principal, International Relations, Anglo American
  • External Engagement Manager, Apple
  • Head of CR Reporting & Strategy, BAE Systems
  • Sustainable Finance & Investment, BNP Paribas CIB
  • Chief Executive, Bonsucro
  • Head of Sustainability & Reputation Management, British American Tobacco
  • Head of Purchasing, British Gypsum
  • Executive Director, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
  • Director, Business for the Unseen
  • Corporate Responsibility Lead, EMEA, Cargill
  • Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Clarks
  • Global Supply Chain Integrity Manager, Compass Group
  • Programme Manager, Corporate Human Rights Benchmark
  • Sustainable Sourcing Manager, Danone
  • VP, Social & Environmental Impact, Driscoll's
  • Chair, Ethical Trading Initiative
  • Executive Director, Finnwatch
  • Director, Technical Services, FloCERT
  • Director of Programs, Freedom Fund
  • Head of Business Change and Development, Gangmasters Licensing Authority
  • Director, Reporting Excellence, Global Risk Office, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Head of Oceans, Greenpeace UK
  • Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility, EMEA, Hilton Worldwide
  • Group Social Performance Manager, IKEA
  • National Project Officer, Turkey, International Organisation for Migration
  • Director, International Tourism Partnership
  • Sustainable Procurement Manager, Interserve Support Services
  • Director, Corporate Responsibility, John Lewis Partnership
  • Regulatory Engagement and Labor Practices Director, JTI
  • Responsible Sourcing Manager, Mars
  • CSR Officer, Mitsubishi Corporation International
  • Head of Global Corporate Responsibility, Mothercare Group
  • Sustainability Specialist, Neste Corporation
  • Ethical Trade and Sustainability Controller, Primark
  • Corporate Responsibility Specialist, PVH Corp.
  • Purchasing & Sustainable Sourcing Director, Saint-Gobain


If you would like to discuss being involved as a speaker, sponsor, media partner or delegate, please drop an email to:

Eilidh Morrison | Project Director

Direct: +44 (0) 203 780 7437


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