Human Rights Risk in the Supply Chain

ALHR NSW held an expert panel discussion: “Risky Business: A consideration of human rights risk in the supply chain and how to manage it” before a sell out crowd on Thursday at Ashurst.

Our esteemed panelists included Brynn O’Brien from the Attorney General’s Working Group on Slavery in Supply Chains and the UTS Sustainable Supply Networks Initiative, Gershon Nimbalker, Advocacy Manager at World Baptist Aid and author of “The Australian Fashion Report 2015 – The Truth Behind the Barcode,” and Jaana Quaintance James, Ethical Sourcing Manager at David Jones. They delivered our audience of lawyers and representatives from businesses and NGOs a highly informative discussion which shed much light on the human rights framework applicable to supply chains, slavery and forced labour, what is required of business, consumer pressure in response to human rights risks and the business perspective on ethical sourcing. Their contributions were followed up by a great Q&A session from the floor.

Stay tuned for more news and events from ALHR’s new Business and Human Rights Subcommittee.