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November 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC+11

Addressing Modern Slavery in Business Operations and Supply Chains – Remediation Steps

Hear from experience of adidas and the IOM (International Organization for Migration) how modern slavery can be remedied when found in operations and supply chains, and modern slavery risk reduction.

This collaborative session organised by Be Slavery Free and the IOM will focus on implementing effective ‘remediation and grievance mechanisms’ within business operations and supply chains, that promotes ethical employment and treatment of migrant workers and enhances business operations.

Expert panellists from adidas and IOM will provide best practice practical examples as they share their insight.

This event will also address the consequences of Covid-19 on monitoring practices in supply chains. Guidance will be shared on steps that companies can be taking now and into the future to protect workers against the modern slavery risks and human rights vulnerabilities.

Presenters & Moderators

Aditi Wanchoo

Senior Manager, Social & Environmental Affairs adidas

Aditi Wanchoo is responsible for the company’s modern slavery outreach program to assess and address potential human rights risks in adidas’ upstream supply chain, globally. In 2017, she was ranked number one in the Top 100 Human Trafficking & Slavery Influence Leaders worldwide.

Aditi’s experience over the past 17 years spans multiple industries from Retail, Financial Services, Media & Entertainment to Information Technology. Previously, Aditi worked at Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting). Her primary focus was on driving employment opportunities for marginalized communities through Accenture’s Corporate Citizenship program. Other roles have ranged from establishing fundraising processes for Greenpeace, an international environmental nonprofit to leading the resource development function at Leonard Cheshire International, a global disability rights nonprofit to generating advertising sales for a commercial radio station, formerly managed by BBC worldwide.

Akkaphan Rammanee (Jib)

Senior Manager, Social & Environmental Affairs adidas

She joined adidas Social and Environmental Affairs (SEA) team in 2003. Her focus has been on Social Compliance monitoring for suppliers in South East Asian Countries, ensuring that adidas business partners comply with best practice employment policies.

In 2016, she relocated to Guangzhou, China to support adidas’s Modern Slavery Program in North Asian countries including South Korea, Japan as well as implementing Responsible Recruitment Program for Taiwan Province of the People’s Republic of China and now expanding this to Thailand.

Mr. Pär Liljert

Chief of Mission for IOM in Australia & Coordinator for the Pacific  International Organization for Migration

Mr. Liljert is IOM’s Chief of Mission & Coordinator for the Pacific. Prior to taking up his current post he served (from 2013 – 2018) as IOM’s Special Envoy and Chief of Mission in China, representing IOM in P.R. China, Mongolia and DPRK. Prior service as an international civil servant for IOM includes postings as the Chief of Mission in Tanzania (2007 – 2011) and Chief of Mission in Zambia (2002 – 2004) and played an important role in establishing IOM’s Africa Capacity Building Center (ACBC) in Moshi, Tanzania. He is based together with his family in Canberra, Australia.

Maximilian Pottler

Regional Project Manager International Organization for Migration

Based out of Viet Nam, Max is the Regional Project Manager of IOM’s Corporate Responsibility in Eliminating Slavery and Trafficking (CREST) project (2017-2022) in the Asia-Pacific Region. He leads a diverse regional team committed to promoting safe and dignified labour migration processes that benefit all. Current priorities include promoting the migration, business and human rights agenda, facilitating multi-stakeholder collaboration on migration topics, and strengthening access to ethical recruitment channels and effective remedy for migrant workers.

Robyn Ormerod

Modern Slavery Focal Point for IOM Australia | International Organization for Migration

Robyn has worked within the humanitarian sector for over 10 years and previously within the private sector. Her current roles with the IOM – International Organization for Migration (UN Migration Agency) include Focal Points for Modern Slavery and Counter Trafficking for IOM Australia, linked with Asia Pacific. Robyn’s work encompasses human rights perspective case management, working with victims of exploitation and human trafficking (modern slavery) occurring within Australia and internationally. Robyn further has capacity to provide training of IOM CREST (Corporate Responsibility in Eliminating Slavery and Trafficking) initiative.

Fuzz & Carolyn Kitto

National Co-Directors Be Slavery Free

Fuzz & Carolyn have been working at the forefront of addressing modern slavery and human trafficking for over two decades. Between them, their experience ranges from being on the fields of tea gardens of Assam speaking with families trapped in the cycle of poverty and slavery to advocating for changes of laws with government bodies, and consulting businesses on the best policies and practices to assess and remediate slavery in their supply chains. They are experts in curating a meaningful conversation that will move us forward in eradicating modern slavery.


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November 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC+11




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