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Supply Chain Legislation + Sustainability: Understanding the Risks
Lunch + Learn

Join global supply chain experts Achilles and Field Law for a discussion centred on the global wave of supply chain legislation, its connection to ESG principles and the risks and the opportunities for Canadian businesses.

Embracing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles is about building a sustainable, responsible, and ethical business that appeals to customers, employees and investors. Organizations that prioritize ESG are better equipped to manage risks, seize new opportunities, and promote long-term growth. In the realm of supply chain management, this means ensuring ethical sourcing, reducing environmental impact, and maintaining transparency. 

To encourage Canadian businesses to enhance their ESG policies, the government enacted Bill S-211. This legislation mandates that businesses meeting specific criteria annually report their efforts to prevent forced and child labour in their supply chains. With hefty fines and potential personal liability for directors and officers in cases of non-compliance, it's crucial for qualifying businesses to thoroughly review their practices and ensure they meet these new requirements.

Who should attend? This session is intended for business professionals involved in supply chain and procurement, legal and compliance, sustainability and ESG, finance, reporting, and risk management.

Join us to learn how your organization can successfully navigate these changes, strengthen your supply chain, and lead in ESG excellence.

Date: Tuesday, June 25
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Field Law Calgary (400 - 444 7 AVE, SW)
Cost: Complimentary

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This seminar is only being presented in person and cannot be attended virtually.

Questions? Contact Kate at krieger@fieldlaw.com.

 

Understanding Canada's Bill S-211: Combating Forced and Child Labour in Supply Chains

Bill S-211 is aimed at combating modern slavery in the form of forced labour and child labour. It requires certain private businesses to report yearly on measures taken to prevent the use of these practices in their supply chains.

Bill S-211 also amends the Canada Customs Tariff Act to prohibit Canadian businesses from importing any goods manufactured wholly or partially by forced labour or child labour.

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