Absa Business Day Supplier Development Dialogues

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Ethics in the business value chain
October 21 2021
10.00am – 11.00am

It’s a brave new world. Are you ready?

Good Business practice is everyone’s responsibility. How do we work towards an ethical business value chain? Does ethics include sustainability and good earth practice?

An ethical supply chain is now a requirement in the global economy, as consumers increasingly demand that supply chains meet ethical standards. Activism, social media and online communities mean that company behaviours are out there in the public domain. Consumers have insights on ethical procurement, fair treatment of an inclusive supply chain, transparency, environmental stewardship and sustainable sourcing, to reducing waste, transparency and fair labour practices.

The supply chain is vulnerable to unethical practices. An ethical supply chain focuses on social and human rights, corporate social responsibility, enterprise and supplier development and inclusion, building deeper relationships beyond tier-one and working to produce products and services in a way that treats stakeholders and the supply chain environment ethically.

What are the levers that supplier development can offer to ensure an ethical supply chain and is this possible in a developing, distressed and jobless economy?

It’s no longer about simple compliance and brand image!

Join us as we peel back the curtain on the changes that need to happen in supply chain, for us to be ready for the reveal on the way we do business.

Joanne Joseph

Moderator

Tshiamo Makoloane

Head: Group Procurement Risk and Governance

Absa

Lisa Pearce

Manager: Environmental, Health and Safety Unit (Technical Services)

Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)

Litha Kutta

Director: Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD)

Tiger Brands

Lola Adekanye

Senior Program Officer, Africa

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

Prof Deon Rossouw

CEO

The Ethics Institute

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