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In early 2020, 6 members of EPSA formed a pilot working group to investigate opportunities for a joint approach to modern slavery compliance.

A central element of this approach was a standardised Supplier Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ).

At the conclusion of the pilot in September 2020, the findings were reviewed and a decision to progress with program roll-out was endorsed. Informed 365 were engaged to assist with this program.  Their digital tool acts as a single repository of our supplier modern slavery data obtained through the SAQ process, in addition to the provision of supplier modern slavery risk-rating capabilities.  The tool also provides support for the remediation and reporting needs of participating organisations. Currently 60% of the EPSA members are utilising this common tool, as we all work to execute our individual modern slavery compliance programs.

 

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By leveraging the experiences of our peer organisations, we are able to identify improvement opportunities in the common program, in addition to our individual organisation’s wider modern slavery compliance goals.  At its core, the Informed 365 process is also of benefit to our valued suppliers.  Single supplier response data can be accessed by multiple organisations, at the discretion of the supplier.  If this functionality is utilised, it provides great time-saving benefits to the supplier who will not need to complete numerous assessments for multiple customers.

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July 2024

The Commercially Astute Procurement Professional

Charlotte Mulholland provided a great insight into what the commercially astute procurement professional looks like. If you were not able to join us for this Hot Topic session, please view the recording available here.

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May 2024

Energy Renewables Transition Market Development

Kenny Chan from Siemens presented an insightful look at Energy Renewables. If you missed the session, be sure to watch the recording here.

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April 2024

Update on the Global Logistics Landscape

Our April Hot Topic was presented by Brett Charlton. Brett gave us an update on the current landscape of Global Logistics. Did you miss out? Why not catch up by watching the video here.

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March 2024

Generative AI in Procurement

Glen Garner, Energy and Utilities SME from IBM presented an extremely informative and thought provoking presentation on AI in Procurement. If you were not able to attend our Hot Topic on the 14th of March, or you were there and want to revisit, please enjoy the video recording of the session here.

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February 2024

Modern Slavery - What organisations should be doing in 2024

Watch the Hot Topic recording from our February session where Kimberley Randle – Fair Supply CEO, presented on Modern Slavery and what organisations should be doing in 2024.
Topics discussed included:
The Modern Slavery journey (evolution for organisations); Government review and reform; Risk management & best practice; Common Challenges – Supply Chain tiering

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December 2023

Recruitment Challenges & Opportunities and Key Talent Trends of 2023

Agency representatives from Jessica Hobden from Robert Walters discusses Recruitment Challenges & Opportunities and Paul Zauch from Randstad discusses the Key Talent Trends of 2023.

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November 2023

Procurement Supply Chain Career Paths

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October 2023

Practical Cyber Security Measures

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May 2023

Procurements Role in Delivering ESG Objectives - viewed at the Hobart EPSA Conference

At this year’s EPSA conference the theme was sustainability and the many ways in which procurement teams are responding to support business goals in this area. EPSA has typically written white papers to address similar issues of importance to our members. This year however EPSA has developed an animated video, now shared on our members portal for your viewing.

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May 2023

EPSA Annual Conference Hobart 2023

For those who couldn’t attend, and to those who did attend who would like to revisit, please see the presentations delivered at the annual EPSA Conference in Hobart.

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Supply Chain Resilience and the Energy Value Chain

Recording of our April 2023 Hot Topic session around Supply Chain Resilience and the Energy Value Chain to be presented by Ernst & Young.

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March 2023

Slide pack: Impacts on Procurement and Supply and Mitigating Strategies

View the slide pack presented by Beroe presenters at the Hot Topic on March 9 2023

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March 2023

Impacts on Procurement and Supply and Mitigating Strategies

Based on the 2023 Marco-Economic Update: Impacts on Procurement and Supply and Mitigating Strategies
Presented by Debobrata Hembram, Mohit Handa and Padmalakshmi G from Beroe.

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09 February 2023

Modern Slavery and Renewable Energy: Risks and Opportunities slide pack

Slide pack created and presented by Dr James Cockayne, NSW Anti-slavery Commissioner

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09 February 2023

Modern Slavery and Renewable Energy: Risks and Opportunities

Dr James Cockayne, NSW Anti-slavery Commissioner presents

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August 2022

SNOOP Template_How to Lead a Complex Negotiation

A simple tool created by Craig Lardner to help with investigating a target company or a target product.

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November 2022

Slide Pack_Competition and Consumer Act 2010 - CCA Awareness Training

Slide pack presented by Alyssa Phillips from Ashurst

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November 2022

Competition and Consumer Act 2010 - CCA Awareness Training

As part of the membership to Energy Procurement and Supply Association (EPSA) we need to have compliance to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. The Act is the legislative vehicle for competition law in Australia, and seeks to promote competition, fair trading as well as providing protection for consumers. This legislation is something that Procurement and Supply… Continue reading Competition and Consumer Act 2010 – CCA Awareness Training

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September 2022

Social Procurement

Join us to hear from our three presenters around their companies Social Procurement journeys.

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August 2022

How to Lead a Complex Negotiation

Craig Lardner – Procurement Advisory Services, presented on How to Lead a Complex Negotiation

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April 2022

Supply Chain Risk Management

Presentations provided by Nathan Roost – Ernst & Young, and from a suppliers perspective David Hayes from Orrcon Distribution.

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March 2022

Supply Chain Risks - Ukraine Russia

The session will be focused on the impacts of the current situation between Ukraine and Russia. Beroe will kick off the session with a presentation on the general overview and current update with a focus on certain categories that are impacted.

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October 2021

EPSA Site Contingent Labour - Guest Speakers from Augment Resources

The session focus on preparing for success in sourcing contingent labour and professional services. The session will cover the common structures by which to source this category; the pros and cons of each structure from both a buyer and suppliers’ perspective; what is the state of the market currently and it’s expected trends; and what… Continue reading EPSA Site Contingent Labour – Guest Speakers from Augment Resources

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June 2021

Payment Times Reporting Act 2020

There has been growing interest and activity in Australia concerning how large business pay their suppliers. This hot topic investigates this further discussing in detail the new legislation and what it means for business

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August 2021

Challenges of International Supply Chain

This session provides an appraisal of global supply chain challenges as they currently stand and what the impacts are / will be for importers over the next six months (at least). With rates reaching record levels in all trades around the world, the Asia to USA and Asia to Europe trade lanes appear to be the bench mark now as equipment becomes more difficult to secure for our region.

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September 2021

Emerging Technologies in Procurement

As Procurement undergoes transformational change this hot topic session focuses on what role emerging technologies such as RPA, the Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence will play both now and into the future

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October 2021

Modern Slavery – Next Chapter

On the back of EPSA’s published white paper this hot topic session explore options for industry-wide communications to our supply chains in relation to the energy industry approach to combatting modern and highlight the commitment to reduction in modern slavery and support for the multi-org collaborative approach and program achievements to date

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November 2021

Supplier Diversity and Indigenous Procurement

This hot topic session focuses on supplier diversity and indigenous procurement with guest speakers including Lucy Geraghty from Supply Nation and Glenn Johnston (Director, Procurement & Business Support NSW Government). This session also includes a facilitated round table discussion with the EPSA members sharing what they doing in this space .

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May 2021

Modern Slavery

The Modern Slavery Hot Topic session provided our members with an update on the partnership between EPSA and Informed 365.