After attending Innovation Forum’s US slavery conference in June 2018, I wrote up an overview, commending the team for their great event. As well as being a panellist, I took part in a short podcast alongside Simon Nicholls from Weir TS and Ian Welsh, from Innovation Forum.
In the podcast, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of auditing the supply chain, the challenges associated with supplier interaction and the endless benefits that data can bring. I also explain how the Segura platform differs from blockchain technology and the steps that can be taken to achieve a more transparent and controllable supply chain.
Laura Houghton, manager, global customer success and marketing for Segura and Simon Nicholls, managing partner, Weir T-S, talk with Ian Welsh about how new technology can enable retailers to have confidence that their suppliers are sourcing from where they say they are, and to help mitigate modern slavery risks in supply chains. They discuss the challenges of interacting with some suppliers, such as smallholder farmers, who may have no access themselves to technology, and how better data processing can help make auditing processes more valuable.