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The Responsible Supply Chain Summit Europe is bringing the best, most innovative and inspiring brands in responsible business together to truly deliver Environmental, Social and Business Positive Impact

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Kevin Hyland OBE

Kevin Hyland OBE

Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

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Kevin Hyland OBE is the first UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, as appointed by the then Home Secretary Theresa May MP. The creation of the Commissioner’s role is one of the key provisions of the landmark Modern Slavery Act, which received Royal Assent in March 2015.

Mr Hyland spearheads the UK’s fight against modern slavery, with a concerted focus on strengthening law enforcement efforts in the UK and internationally, ensuring that public authorities identify and support victims effectively, and working to prevent modern slavery crimes from occurring in the first place, both in the UK and other source countries. Mr Hyland played a key role in ensuring ending modern slavery was included as a target in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2015-2030.

Prior to undertaking this role, Mr Hyland was head of the London Metropolitan Police’s Human Trafficking Unit, which was internationally recognised for developing best practice in anti-trafficking operations. He has over 30 years’ experience of investigating serious and organised crime and was successful in securing convictions of international organised crime groups behind some of the most challenging cases of slavery and trafficking.

Mr Hyland was also instrumental in the establishment of the Santa Marta Group, a high-level strategic partnership between international law enforcement agencies, the Catholic Church and civil society, which was launched by Pope Francis at the Vatican in April 2014.

Mr Hyland was appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for "services to Combating Human Trafficking" in the 2015 New Year Honours.

Peter McAllister

Peter McAllister

Executive Director, Ethical Trading Initiative

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Peter has spent more than 20 years engaged in international development and rights-based initiatives around the world.

He joined ETI in October 2010 after spending seven years at the Geneva-based International Cocoa Initiative (ICI), which brings together global companies involved in cocoa and chocolate, trade unions and NGOs to eliminate the worst forms of child labour and forced labour from the international cocoa industry.

At ICI, Peter earned an impressive reputation among all stakeholders in the sector for his clarity of leadership and the impact that ICI has had on the lives of many cocoa-producing families, producer policy and sourcing practices of major global brands.

Previously, he spent 13 years working in leadership roles for the international development NGO CARE, including spending prolonged spells in strategic roles India and West and Southern Africa.

Brent Wilton

Brent Wilton

Director Global Workplace rights, The Coca-Cola Company

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Having trained as a labor lawyer in New Zealand, Brent has spent the last 28 years representing companies and their representative organizations across a range of labor and human rights issues in countries around the world.

Prior to joining Coca-Cola as director of Global Workplace Rights in April of 2015, for the last 15 years, Brent has been based in Switzerland with the International Organization of Employers (IOE) representing the interests of business in 150 countries on global labor and social policy matters across the UN and wider multilateral system, particularly within the International Labor Organization. As a result, Brent has directly engaged with Global Union Federations, NGOs, Governments, other stakeholders and opinion makers in the negotiation and resolution of issues.

In particular, Brent was engaged from the outset in the stakeholder discussions that led to the creation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, working closely with Professor John Ruggie and his team, and more recently with the UN Human Rights Working Group on their follow up to the implementation of the Principles. Brent also served on the Board of the UN Global Compact in his last role as IOE Secretary General and was co-chair of their multi-stakeholder Labor and Human Rights Working Group

Baptiste Carriere-Pradal

Baptiste Carriere-Pradal

Vice President, Europe, Sustainable Apparel Coalition

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Eva Bennis

Eva Bennis

Director Sustainability and Compliance, Volvo Group

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Dirk Jan de With

Dirk Jan de With

CPO, Covestro

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Dirk Jan de With is Chief Procurement Officer of Covestro since April 2015, based in Germany, where he leads procurement of all materials and services.

Previously he has spent 27 years with Unilever in The Netherlands, Germany, Israel, Italy and Switzerland and held senior management positions in all areas of the Supply Chain. In his most recent role he was leading Ingredients Procurement and implemented Sustainable Sourcing in line with the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. During that period he served as President of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform.

Dirk Jan has a MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering / Operations Management from Twente University in The Netherlands and a MBA from the European University, Antwerp/Belgium.

Caroline Haycock

Caroline Haycock

Director of Ethical Trade & Corporate Responsibility, Debenhams

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Andy Horne

Andy Horne

Head of Supply Chain – Finance, EDF Energy

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Tom Smith

Tom Smith

Director for Strategy – Collaboration Responsible Sourcing, Walmart

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Mark Davis

Mark Davis

International Sourcing Director, the Body Shop - L’Oréal Group

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Jane Ashton

Jane Ashton

Director of Sustainability, TUI Group

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Jane has been driving policies to steer TUI Group towards greater sustainability for 15 years.  Her focus has been to align sustainability with the business’s strategic imperatives with the aim of harnessing the power of tourism to maximise benefits for communities, for the environment, and for the company.

The pursuit of sustainable tourism has today become integral to TUI Group’s strategy, product positioning and risk management. The Group’s ‘Better Holidays, Better World’ sustainability strategy - 2015-2020 - publicly commits the business to drive challenging environmental improvements, sustainable hotel and excursion targets, and ambitious community investment programmes - the latter delivered through the newly created TUI Care Foundation, for which Jane is Chair of the Advisory Committee.

TUI Group receives many awards for its sustainability work - examples being World Responsible Tourism Awards in 2013, 2014 & 2015 and its listing on FTSE4Good investment index every year since 2005. In Sep ’16 TUI was listed on the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) – European Index - for the eleventh year running, but this year succeeded in achieving a DJSI World listing, the Industry Leader Position for the global leisure and hospitality sector. TUI also gained top ranking in 2016 from CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) for carbon disclosure, management and performance, one of less than 200 of the world’s businesses to make to the ‘Climate A’ list.

As well as driving sustainability across TUI’s operations, Jane works closely with stakeholders in Europe and beyond to create case studies and frameworks for sustainable tourism to flourish – she has worked closely since inception with what has become one of the world’s leading sustainable hotel certifications, Travelife, and she champions sustainable tourism at a global level as a member of the Advisory Committee to the UN 10 Year Framework Programme for Sustainable Tourism, and Executive Board Member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

For further information about Sustainable Development at TUI Group visit www.tui-sustainability.com

Chris Cook

Chris Cook

Global Sustainability Director, AkzoNobel

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Phil Bloomer

Phil Bloomer

Executive Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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Phil Bloomer is the Executive Director of Business & Human Rights Resource Centre which tracks the human rights performance of over 6,000 companies around the world, seeks accountability for allegations of abuse, and empowers human rights advocates in business, government, and civil society. Phil was previously the Director of Campaigns and Policy at Oxfam, where he led global campaigns on climate justice, trade and investment for development, access to medicines, universal primary education, and major humanitarian crises. Previously, Phil worked for 11 years in Central America and Colombia working on human rights, especially indigenous rights, and broader economic justice goals.

Louise Nicholls

Louise Nicholls

Corporate Head of Human Rights, Food sustainability (Plan A) and Food packaging, Marks and Spencer

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Richard Kooloos

Richard Kooloos

Director Sustainable Banking, ABN AMRO Bank

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Peter Andrews

Peter Andrews

Head of Sustainability Policy, British Retail Consortium

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Carmel Giblin

Carmel Giblin

CEO & President, ICTI CARE

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Darrell Doren

Darrell Doren

Managing Director, Foreign Trade Association

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Kanishk Negi

Kanishk Negi

Global SCM Sustainability Manager BF-SCM, ABB

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Kanishk is the global leader of ‘supply chain sustainability’ at ABB- pioneer in domain of technology and industrial digitalization. He has worked extensively with suppliers and supply chain teams to initiate/implement the responsible sourcing program in over 17 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe and South America. His work focused on supplier engagement to co-create innovative solutions for chronic challenges, quantification of benefits and localization of ABB’s global supplier sustainability parameters with relevant local legal requirements. He joined ABB in 2012. Prior to joining ABB, Kanishk worked with risk advisory team of Ernst & Young, specializing in Climate Change and Sustainability Services. He was involved in advising corporations on sustainability strategy, risk review and GRI based sustainability reports.

Melanie Kubin-Hardewig

Melanie Kubin-Hardewig

Vice President Group Sustainability Management, Deutsche Telekom

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Delf Bintakies

Delf Bintakies

Head of Risk & Sustainability in Procurement, Bayer

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Bayer AG - Head of Risk & Sustainability in Procurement

  • Member of Bayer Procurement Functional Leadership Team
  • Global Functional Leadership: Risk Management Framework for Procurement and steering of Sustainability in the Supply chain, Representative of Bayer in leading industry initiatives (e.g. Together for Sustainability)
  • Strategy Projects together with Corporate Risk Function and Corporate Health, Saftety and Sustainability function
Jorgen Karlsson

Jorgen Karlsson

Global Program Manager, Responsible Sourcing, Ericsson

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Mark Robertson

Mark Robertson

Director – Communications & Stakeholder Engagement, ICTI Care

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Rob Jenkinson

Rob Jenkinson

Director, Corporate Sustainability & Manager Group Quality and EHS, SKF

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Rob Jenkinson has been the Director of Corporate Sustainability for the SKF Group since 2010. He began his career with SKF in 1989 and has held a variety of engineering and management roles based in Europe, China, Japan and the USA.

Rob holds a Masters Degree in Energy, Environment technology and Economics and an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Amandine Noureldin

Amandine Noureldin

Sustainable Sourcing Manager, Alstom

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Amandine Noureldin is in charge of the Sustainable Sourcing Management at Alstom. In her function, she ensures ethics, social and environmental stakes are understood and taken into account within the supply chain. She leads various projects including Corporate Social Responsibility performance improvement programs, safety requirements towards contractors, hazardous substances regulations, CO2 footprint, support to small and medium companies’ development, work with the protected sector and training programs deployment. In parallel, since its creation in March 2015, Amandine is member of the Committee of RAILSPONSIBLE. She has an experience of over 10 years in Sourcing and, prior to joining Alstom, has held several functions in automotive and microelectronics industries.

Amandine Noureldin holds a Master’s degree in Business and Management.

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Mark Tanzer

Mark Tanzer

CEO, ABTA

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Mark Tanzer has been Chief Executive of ABTA since 1 September 2005. Over that period, and following its amalgamation with the Federation of Tour Operators, ABTA has consolidated its position as the leading UK travel association with 1,200 corporate members comprising tour operators, cruise companies and travel agents. ABTA offers a broad range of services including financial bonding, health and safety support and business guidance. In addition it has very wide consumer recognition through its customer support and alternative dispute resolution activities.

Before joining ABTA, Mark held senior strategy and corporate finance positions in a number of industry sectors. Immediately prior to ABTA, Mark was Group Strategy Director of Centrica plc., the parent company of British Gas and the Automobile Association.

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