Summit Agenda

After months of research with the senior practitioners responsible for strategy development and implementation of anti-modern slavery programmes, we developed an agenda to ensure you get the most out of the summit. Speak openly about your biggest challenges as the summit is held under the Chatham House Rule.

Policies and Strategic Commitment

Identifying Labour Issues

Remediation and Prevention

Reporting and Communication

Policies and Strategic Commitment

Welcome Notes

Dmitry Elizarov


Front Group Ltd

Stephen Parish

Global Chair

Norton Rose Fulbright

Opening Keynote: A Conversation With A CEO

In this session you will hear the honest perspective of a board member on how and why the issue of modern slavery is being managed at group level

  • Why should the board be responsible for driving this forward?
  • Is modern slavery receiving enough airtime and where does it stand compared to other priorities?
  • Whom should modern slavery be delegated to within your business?
  • How and why businesses should be engaged in policymaking
  • Friend or foe: how to keep the right balance in working with NGOs

Richard Batten

EMEA Board Member and Global
Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer


Keynote: Beyond Statement To Strategy

Find out how anti-modern slavery policies could be integrated into corporate governance and business as usual, with a focus on the top action areas. You will receive a macro-level perspective on the key issues that will be also discussed throughout the day such as:

  • A year in review: are we still looking at the rights things and is our planned journey appropriate?
  • How to integrate this among the broader sustainability framework and to benchmark against the SDGs
  • Look for champions: how to identify influence groups within your organisation to drive this forward
  • Should big business help SMEs and those who don’t need to comply with the Act to get on board?

Stuart Croucher

Commercial Services Director

Travis Perkins

Monique Lempers

Value Chain and Commercial Director


Develop Modern Slavery Risk Analysis And Handling Framework

Ensure that your company is well equipped to identify areas of greater risk and address those with appropriate resources. How far should companies venture to design their own processes, and how much should they rely on the established practices and power of the collective?

  • Design the process to identify areas of greater risk in your supply chain
  • Develop company-specific risk management model to frame and underpin the anti-modern slavery efforts
  • Ensure that appropriate resources are allocated to handling modern slavery risk vs. other human rights risks
  • Ensure that identified risks are addressed and lead to a clear action

Stuart Lendrum

Head of Sustainable and Ethical Sourcing


Tim Pilch

Head of Ethical Trade


Laura Okkonen

Head of Human Rights


Identifying Labour Issues

Detect Labour Issues: What Is The Value Beyond General Audit?

Why isn’t the conventional methodology working? Once the high-risk areas have been identified, what are the unconventional tools available to detect labour issues beyond general auditing?

  • Look through a human rights lens: understand the local social and economic context to unveil the labour issues
  • Engage with local communities and experts on the ground to detect and address deep root causes
  • Develop response to the slavery issues identified that is appropriate to the local context
  • Discover how to leverage power of the collective in a meaningful way: balance out your peers’ different level of involvement

Chris Harrop

Group Marketing & Sustainability Director


Celine Gilart

Head of Social Impact


Remediation and Prevention

Supplier Empowerment: Practical Case Studies

Collaborate, learn and share best practice with your suppliers to implement ethical and responsible sourcing programmes and to achieve visibility beyond tier 2.

  • Explore the new model of ethical trading: change in conduct in buying practices
  • Enforce your standards further down your high risk supplier tiers
  • How to develop capacity internally and among suppliers to achieve real progress
  • Supplier perspective: how can suppliers use their leverage to improve standards along their value chain?

Andy Horne

Head of Supply Chain

EDF Energy

Julian Lageard

Director, Government & Policy Group, EMEA


The Regulatory Perspective: What Should Be Anticipated?

How does the light-touch UK Modern Slavery Act compare to existing and emerging global legislation? How should it be aligned across other jurisdictions?

  • Evolution of the Modern Slavery Act: private members’ bill, Welsh perspective and tightening enforcement and prosecution
  • Light-touch vs. hard legislation: what can we learn from international approaches to enforce anti-modern slavery policies?
  • What successful business anti-slavery efforts are there in other countries?
  • How much should businesses get involved in influencing policy making?

Mark Heath

Deputy Director of Business Change

Gangmasters Licensing Authority

Lola Young

The Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE

House of Lords

Milana Chamberlain


Norton Rose Fulbright

Interactive Workshop

The off-stage workshops delve further into the plenary session themes as well as the key aspects of making a slavery-free supply chain a reality. Led and facilitated by the business practitioners, workshops welcome each participant perspective and encourage sharing it with your peers. This is your time to talk openly about what works and what does not in your company.

Interactive Workshop

Ethical Recruitment In Action

  • What is the key driver to changing your approach to recruitment practices?
  • How to get full buy-in of your board to implement programmes and standards
  • How do migration and the refugee crisis fuel forced labour?
  • Engage and train recruitment agencies to improve their policies and practices

Eric-Paul Schat

Senior Director Sustainability, Environment, Health & Safety

NXP Semiconductors

Krishan Kapur

A/DS, FALCON (Fraud & Linked Crime Online)

Metropolitan Police

Interactive Workshop

A Practical Guide To Dealing With Modern Slavery And Exploitation

  • How do you measure success in addressing modern slavery: do KPIs help?
  • Responsible sourcing – what is the right way forward?
  • Develop a strategy that supports responsible sourcing
  • Review your performance against that strategy to benchmark your progress
  • What should we put in statement to showcase your company’s values?

Vanessa Di Cuffa

People Change Director

ABP Food Group

Interactive Workshop

Victims’ Support: Why You Should Not Turn Your Back

  • Hear about the Bright Future programme that offers work placements to survivors of modern slavery
  • How and why you should demonstrate support to the victims
  • Design board level policies to unleash the real leadership
  • How to empower victims and bring back their lives

Paul Gerrard

Group Policy Director


Reporting and Communication

Interactive Workshop

Your Statement In The Spotlight

Milana Chamberlain


Norton Rose Fulbright

  • What have we learnt from the first round of statements?
  • How to keep your statement honest, authentic and thorough without compromising your position
  • How to get honest feedback from key stakeholders to improve your work and statement
  • Legal repercussions vs. sharing your progress: how much exposure should your anti-modern slavery efforts get?

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