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CIPS members identify their role in eradicating modern slavery

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

L-R: Abid Ali, Carsten Primdal, Olivia Tyler, Christian Bloomfield, Jenny Stanger, Andrés Naranjo and Joanne Kennett

CIPS members had the opportunity to better understand what part they can play in preventing modern slavery at the Sydney Branch event held on Thursday, 21 September.

Organised by the CIPS New South Wales Branch Committee and supported by FutureYou, the event provided attendees with a comprehensive overview on all things modern slavery from identification and prevention, to the impact of the scourge and how to be a part of the solution.

With 40.3 million people currently estimated to live in slavery conditions worldwide, CIPS NSW Branch committee member Joanne Kennett noted just how important it is that we tackle this issue head on.

“The intention of the evening event was to bring awareness of modern slavery to procurement professionals, but also to give people tools and ideas of where they can start to make a difference.”

Featuring speakers from the Salvation Army, KPMG, Bloom Consulting and Westpac, attendees were treated to a wealth of insights and experiences on the topic.

“I think people enjoyed the variety of speakers that we had, covering different elements of the issue of modern slavery in supply chains,” said CIPS NSW Branch Committee Member Andrés Naranjo.

“We’re very grateful to our sponsors and our speakers who made the night possible; but it’s very important we acknowledge that the audience are the ones with the power in their hands to go out into their everyday lives and their professional life to make a difference. To make the right choices. To choose the right suppliers. To choose the right products for themselves and to make a difference.”

CIPS and FutureYou proudly donated the proceeds from the event to the Salvation Army’s ‘Safe House’ initiative.