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In light of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act that came into effect in January 2012 and that affects retail sellers and manufacturers doing business in CA, and the Executive Order - Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking In Persons In Federal Contracts introduced in September 2012, there is an increased focus on human trafficking and transparency of supply chain activity.
February 28th's webinar will
- Introduce you to the international problem of modern-day slavery and how it may affect you and your business
- Clarify the definition of human trafficking
- Provide solutions to addressing the risk of modern-day slavery in your supply chain
Susanne Gebauer has been active in the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and international development for six years. She is currently UL Responsible Sourcing’s expert on labor practices and human rights. Susanne develops trainings on human trafficking and modern-day slavery and has conducted more than 30 on-site and virtual training sessions since January 2011. Furthermore, with her expertise in setting up CSR standards in international supply chains and benchmarking them, she has revised or created more than a dozen codes of conduct for medium and large-scale enterprises and reviewed over 30 initiative-based, international, or company standards. She also has extensive knowledge of international human rights standards and labor standards of the U.S., Canada and Western Europe. Prior to working at UL Responsible Sourcing, Susanne gained professional experience in the fields of private sector development at German government agencies located in Germany and Ghana, in international politics at German Parliament, sales and customer relations in China, and NGO and youth engagement in Myanmar. Her educational background is in International Relations with a B.A. from Stanford University and a M.A. from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Responsible Sourcing’s mission is to be the global leader in advancing sustainable business practices within supply chains, worldwide.
UL’s Responsible Sourcing group provides auditing and advisory services in six areas of expertise: Social Responsibility and Accountability, Risk Identification and Management, Environmental Responsibility, Brand Protection and Supply Chain Security, Extractives and Raw Materials Sourcing, and Capacity-building and Continuous Improvement. With locations in over 30 countries across five continents, UL has the global footprint to provide services in over 140 countries. Annually, the Responsible Sourcing group conducts over 20,000 audits.
Responsible Sourcing endeavors to be the global leader in advancing sustainable business practices within supply chains, worldwide. They execute our mission through:
- Leveraging technical expertise to deliver comprehensive programs to their clients,
- Being a trusted advisor and thought-leader to clients and stakeholder, and;
- Providing products and services that meet the evolving needs of businesses and their clients.