How Can Businesses Tackle Forced Labor in Their Supply Chains?

Tuesday, May 14, 8:00 – 10:30 AM
EY Offices
Alvar Aallon Katu 5 C, Helsinki

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Join us to recognize the long-term business value of committing to human rights!

In today’s globalized economy, successful business leaders must take a proactive role in tackling forced labor practices throughout complicated supply chains. What can you do to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are absent in yours?

Jarkko Huhtaniitty, Managing Director of HP, will discuss the importance of human rights for their organization, and share how the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act affects both global and local supply chain management.

Paul Gerrard, Campaigns and Public Affairs Director at Co-op (UK), one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives owned by 4.3 million members, will tell you about identifying key risks within supply chains and why it is in a company’s best interest to go beyond the bare minimum required by regulations in order to support trafficking victims.

Kaisa Jungman, Head of Sustainability at Metso, will tell how they evaluate their suppliers on sustainability and how they track the suppliers’ corrective actions based on the findings in Metso’s evaluations.

Our collaborative event at EY’s offices with the U.S. Embassy, UK Embassy, the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI), and the Office of the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman and the National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings, featuring HP, Co-op (UK), and Metso will explore challenges and offer practical guidance for how businesses can approach forced labor issues in global and local supply chains.



Jarkko Huhtaniitty

Managing Director, Finland and Baltics, HP

Paul Gerrard

Policy and Campaigns Director, Co-op (UK)

Mr Gerrard is Campaigns and Public Affairs Director for the Co-op, the world’s oldest co-operative business, leading their campaigns on modern slavery, loneliness and violence in communities

Kaisa Jungman

Head of Sustainability, Metso

Kaisa Jungman’s key responsibility is to ensure sustainability throughout the Metso’s value chain by leading Metso’s sustainability team and related initiatives together with Metso’s businesses. Kaisa has many years of experience on planning and executing various sustainability-related practices and projects and has also experience in the field of compliance and energy.

For more information contact:

Rosa Thurman

Director, Investment Programs
+358 45 699 5997