Focus Day Agenda

Ethical, Social & Sustainable Procurement

Wednesday 4 July 2018
12.00 Registration and networking lunch

13.10 Chairman's welcome

Mark Lamb, General Manager, CIPS Asia Pacific

13.20 Panel Debate: How to eradicate modern slavery in your supply chain and ensure ethical business practices
The Global Slavery Index of Walk Free Foundation estimates there are about 4,300 slaves in Australia. In addition to this, Australian companies may be implicated in using forced labour in their supply chains through sourcing goods and services domestically and internationally. With the Australian Government proposing to soon implement a Modern Slavery Act similar to the UK, companies need to know what the implications are for their supply chain and business processes and how they can eradicate modern slavery completely from their supply chain. 

  • Update on progress with relation to Australia’s Modern Slavery Act Processes you should have in place to comply with supply chain reporting and global supply chain management.
  • Aligning strategy with wider company values and to implement these values across the supply chain
  • Educating suppliers to recognize signs of modern slavery


14.20 Coffee and networking break

14.50 What it really takes to successfully implement a contingent workforce program
Hear real life experiences and insights from our panellist:


Giles Curtin, General Manager, Procurement, TAFE NSW

Peter Hamilton, Vice President APAC, KellyOCG

Noel Barrett, Senior Director, Contingent Workforce Outsourcing, KellyOCG


15.20 Panel debate: Social procurement policies in Australasia
  • Update on Indigenous Procurement Policy
  • How businesses should be engaging with Indigenous supplier community
  • Benefits of implementing a social procurement policy and what vendor diversity means for business
  • A look at social procurement in New Zealand and how we can maximise social good from corporate spend


16.00 Case Study: Embedding CSR into company culture
Representatives from the region’s organisations that are putting CSR at the top of their agenda will be discussing the strategies and initiatives they have implemented.
  • CSR and supplier network
  • Case studies on sustainable procurement
  • Product diversity and relationship to corporate sustainability
  • Ensuring transparency in key social, environmental and business areas

Sandra Nagels, Head of Procurement – Corporate Centre, Australia Post
Scott McNeice, Category Manager Procurement, Corporate Services, Australian Post
Luke Tindale, CEO, Finsbury Green

16.30 Focus day closes

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