Sedex Australia Conference 2019

Beyond compliance: making a true impact on your supply chain

We are delighted to announce the Sedex Australia Conference will take place Melbourne on 31 October. Join us for a full day of interactive content suitable for organisations at all stages of their sustainability journey. Receive practical insights from leaders and industry professionals through keynotes, interactive seminars and networking sessions.

You can apply to attend at the bottom of the page


The conference will focus on several key responsible sourcing themes, providing practical insights relevant to organisations at any stage of their responsible sourcing journey.


08:00 a.m. | Registration and networking
09:00 a.m. | Welcome and Sedex Update | Alexander Walrut, Head of Office (Australia)
09:20 a.m. | Going beyond compliance to make a true impact in your supply chain Fiona Baxter, Coles Group Manager Responsible Sourcing
09:40 a.m. | Human Rights and Modern-Day Slavery | Dr. Marie Segrave, Associate Professor, Criminology. Monash Trafficking and Slavery Research Group
10:20 a.m. | Morning Tea
11:00 a.m. | Breakout session 1
– Addressing Forced Labour and Responsible Recruitment Z | Facilitated by KPMG Banarra.
– Updates to Sedex’s SAQ and Risk Assessment Tool | Dr. Rebecca White, Head of Training at Sedex & Tom Sewell, Product Manager, Responsible Sourcing at Sedex
12:00 p.m. | Changing approach from risk management to ImpactJane Mansfield, Quality, Environment and Sustainability Manager Australasia at Asaleo Care
12:40 p.m. | Lunch
13:40 p.m. | Breakout session 2
– Trust and transparency; whistle-blowers and worker voice | Facilitated by KPMG Banarra.
– Supply chain practicum; implementation through to remediation | Facilitated by Sedex
14:40 p.m. | Data driven; the future of supply chains | Lynette Ryan, Head of Sustainability at SunRice & Laszlo Peter, Head of Blockchain Services Australia, KPMG
15:20 p.m. | Panel: Better for everyone; using buyer supplier collaboration to drive impact | Katie Knaggs, Group Ethical Sourcing Manager at Costa; Ryan Swenson, Head of Sustainable Development at Officeworks; Lynette Ryan, Head of Sustainability at SunRice | Moderated by Richard Boele, Partner, KPMG Banarra
16:00 p.m. Networking


Apply to attend

If you have any questions please contact Alexander Walrut, Head of Office, Australia.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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