Perhaps you will recall how, earlier in the year, ORB was a media partner for a conference on Slavery and Human Rights; well there was such a positive response to this the organisers have arranged for another conference on this subject, and once again ORB is happy to promote this. Slavery is, unfortunately, a very real issue for us in the U.K. and I know that you, as a visitor to the ORB Blog will recognise the need to be ethical in the workplace and the supply chains that your business may interact with.

So put this date in your diary!

Name: 4th Modern Slavery & Human Rights in Supply Chain Conference
Date: 24-25 September 2018
Location: Norton Rose Fulbright, 3 More Riverside, London SE12AQ

The will equip businesses with actionable insights and a good understanding of how the issues of forced labour and human rights abuse can be eradicated from their supply chain.
The Conference will provide a sufficiently distinctive, collaborative and solution-packed two-day agenda. You are guaranteed focussed corporate learning at its best through practical case studies, interactive roundtable discussions and open Q&As.
Led by the world’s top brands, you will hear from senior supply chain, compliance, and sustainability practitioners alongside leading policymakers, including:

  • Norton Rose Fulbright, Partner, Milana Chamberlain
  • UK Parliament House of Commons, Co-chair of APPG Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery ,Vernon Coaker 
  • Rentokil Initial, Chief Procurement & Supply Chain Officer, Brian Webb
  • Nordea, Chief Sustainability Strategsit, Ase Bergstedt 
  • InterContinental Hotels Group, Head of Governance, Process & Planning, Laura Simmonds
  • Electricity North West, Head of Risk, Control & Assurance, Richard Bean   
  • Balfour Beatty, Head of Sustainable Procurement, Aaron Reid       
  • Marshalls, Group Marketing & Sustainability Director, Chris Harrop 
  • Pennon Group, Head of Legal Compliance, Alison Ramsey  
  •  Caterers Choice, Operations & Technical Services Director, Dawn Welham


Please do consider how your business might be able to assist with eradicating the issues of forced labour and human rights abuse. If you hold a copy of the ORB Responsible Business Workbook there are several tips on how to go about assessing your supply chain for ethics and responsibility, for instance.

But maybe the first step will be for you to book a ticket at this event? If so, you’ll be happy to know that you can get a 10% discount off ticket bookings with the code “FG10”. Register your place today and get the discount by entering “FG10” here:
You can get a full overview of the conference by downloading the event brochure here: