The Straight Goods: Canadian Business Insights on Modern Slavery in Supply Chains
Jul 25, 2019

Presenters: 

  • Kam Phung, PhD Candidate and Government of Canada Vanier Scholar, Schulich School of Business
  • Delaney Greig, Manager of Engagement and Policy, SHARE
  • Simon Lewchuk, Senior Policy Advisor on Child Rights and Protection, World Vision Canada

Each year, over $34 billion of goods imported into Canada are at a high risk of having been produced by child labour or forced labour. The report, The Straight Goods: Canadian Business Insights on Modern Slavery in Supply Chains, led by Schulich PhD Candidate Kam Phung, in collaboration with Delaney Greig of SHARE and Simon Lewchuk of World Vision Canada, offers a snapshot of select companies and examines their views on the issue of modern slavery in supply chains, experiences addressing the issue, and feelings about supply chain legislation.

Kam Phung will kick off the session with an interactive discussion of the report, followed by member Q&A.

The discussion will include:

  • What is modern slavery and why is it relevant to Canadian companies?
  • How do companies view modern slavery in relation to their supply chains?
  • What's working and not working: the key practices that companies in the study have found to be effective in addressing modern slavery in the long term.
  • What is happening on the legislative front?
  • Recommendations for companies in Canada.

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