Sedex JANZ Conference 2021

Sedex is delighted to announce the JANZ Conference 2021 – our first bilingual event for companies and organizations in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. As a global membership organisation, our goal is provide our members with relevant, timely and practical information to achieve their responsible sourcing and modern slavery compliance objectives.

In 2021 we will be running two concurrent streams, to provide our members with a wide range of opinions. Hear from:

  • Industry leaders
  • Government
  • Professional and institutional investors
  • Leading NGOs
  • Auditors and practitioners

 

Format

This conference will feature three distinction sessions.

  • [11:00 – 12:50] Joint session open to all members featuring simultaneous interpretation into English and Japanese.
  • [14:00 – 17:50] ANZ session – primarily focusing on ANZ content.
  • [14:00 – 17:50] Japan session – primarily focusing on Japan content.

Interpreters will be present during all sessions and provide simultaneous translations into English and Japanese. This includes the ability to ask questions of speakers and panelists.

 

Event details

Tuesday 7 December 2021

11:00 AEST –  17:30 AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time)

Location:  Online via Zoom

Cost: Free to members and non-members.

All times below are Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

 

Registration Process

This event will operate two separate registration streams.

If you are attending:

  • All sessions – please register for both ANZ stream and Japan streams.
  • The Joint and/or ANZ sessions – please register for ANZ stream.
  • The Joint and Japan sessions – please register for both ANZ and Japan streams.
  • Japan sessions only – please register for Japan streams.

 

Register for ANZ Stream

Register for Japan Stream

 

Joint Session:

11:00 - Opening and welcome address

[Speaker]

Alexander Walrut, Head of Office JANZ, Sedex

11:15 - Why responsible sourcing matters - the business case for doing good

[Speaker]

Aaron Hill, Group Ethical Sourcing Manager, Coles

12:10 - Business and human rights - latest trends in global legislation

[Speaker]

Bex Hall, Head of Consulting, Sedex

17:15 - Closing

[Speaker]

Alexander Walrut, Head of Office JANZ, Sedex

ANZ Session:

14:00 - "The Modern Slavery Act" - an update from the Australian Border Force

[Speaker]

Todd Kliendienst, A/g Assistant Director, Business and Government Engagement Section, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Branch, Australian Border Force

14:50 - Panel discussion: Approaches to auditing

[Panelists]

Rona Starr, President & CEO, APSCA

Laura-Beth Barnes, Key Account Manager, Bureau Veritas

Junichi Obara, Lead Social Auditor, Sustainability dept., CBE, SGS Japan Inc.

[Moderator]

Alexander Walrut, Head of Office JANZ, Sedex

15:45 - Panel discussion: Approaches to grievance mechanisms and remediation

[Panelists]

Akiko Sato, Attorney-at-Law, Japan Researcher & Representative at Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Jenny Stanger, Executive Manager, Anti-Slavery Taskforce, Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney & Australian Catholic Anti-slavery Network (ACAN)

Heather Moore, Senior Advisor and Policy Lead on Modern Slavery, The Salvation Army

[Moderator]

Alexander Walrut, Head of Office JANZ, Sedex

16:35 - Panel discussion: The S in ESG - investor views and expectations around social risk in supply chains

[Panelists]

Mans Carlsson, Head of ESG Research, AusBil Investment Management

Nick Tranotis, Senior Analyst, Australian Council of Superannuation Investors

Wataru Terada, Senior ESG Analyst, Asia Pacific | Daiwa Capital Markets Australia Limited

[Moderator]

Carsten Primdal, ESG and Modern Slavery Advisor and Author

Japanese Session:

14:00 - Sedex, what it is and how it works

[Speaker]

Azusa Yamamoto, Improvement Executive, Member Service, Sedex

Kenzo Taniuchi, Senior General Manager, Global Corporate Initiatives, Procurement Centre of Excellence from Suntory MONOZUKURI Expert Limited

14:50 - Up-to-date information about Japanese legislation including NAP

[Speaker]

Akiko Sato, Attorney-at-Law, Japan Researcher & Representative at Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

15:45 - Problems of migrant workers in Japanese companies

[Speaker]

Ippei Torii, Chair of the borad, Solidarity Network with Migrants Japan

16:35 - Introduction to Human Rights Due Diligence and its importance

[Speaker]

Hiroshi Ishida, Executive Director, Caux Round Table Japan

Spearkers

Aaron Hill

Group Ethical Sourcing Manager, Coles

Todd Kliendienst

A/g Assistant Director, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Branch, Australian Border Force

Kenzo Taniuchi

Senior General Manager, Global Corporate Initiatives, Procurement Centre of Excellence) from Suntory MONOZUKURI Expert Limited

Akiko Sato

Attorney at Kotonoha Law and Japanese Representative for the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Ippei Torii

Secretary-General of the Solidarity Network with Migrants Japan

Hiroshi Ishida

Executive Director, Caux Round Table Japan

Bex Hall

Head of Consulting, Sedex

Alexander Walrut

Head of Office JANZ, Sedex

Azusa Yamamoto

Improvement Executive, Member Service, Sedex

Panelists 

Rona Starr

President & CEO, APSCA

Laura-Beth Barnes

Director, Bureau Veritas

Junichi Obara

Lead Social Auditor, Sustainability dept., CBE (Certification and Business Enhancement), SGS Japan Inc.

Jenny Stanger

Executive Manager, Anti-Slavery Taskforce, Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney & Australian Catholic Anti-slavery Network (ACAN)

Akiko Sato

Attorney at Kotonoha Law and Japanese Representative for the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Måns Carlsson

Head of ESG Research, AusBil Investment Management

Nick Tranotis

Senior Analyst, Australian Council of Superannuation Investors

Wataru Terada

Senior ESG Analyst, Asia Pacific | Daiwa Capital Markets Australia Limited

Heather Moore

Senior Advisor and Policy Lead on Modern Slavery, The Salvation Army

Moderators

Carsten Primdal

ESG and Modern Slavery Advisor and Author

Alexander Walrut

Head of Office JANZ, Sedex

Azusa Yamamoto

Customer Service Executive, Sedex

Supporter: Japan Committee of the Caux Round Table

The partnership in 2015 is the result of several years of collaboration between Sedex and CRT Japan to raise awareness of responsible sourcing issues in Asia and help companies gain greater transparency within their supply chains. Under the terms of the partnership agreement CRT Japan provides account management services and training to Sedex members as well as conducting new-business activities and hosting events in the region. The goal of CRT Japan is to promote and strengthen Japanese companies’ commitment to sustainability across the supply chain by providing them with practical and effective services of Sedex, helping them to expand their businesses in the Asia region. 

 

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