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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.

Hot Topics

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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.

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