On the 8th of June, Dr. Alexander Trautrims from the University of Nottingham will be holding a guest lecture as part of our Campus Colloquim Series about „Modern Slavery in Supply Chains“ at TUM Campus Straubing. The talk will take place from 12:15-13:45 in lecture hall U7a.
Dr Alexander Trautrims is an Associate Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management and leads the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab Business & Economies program. He published on modern slavery in supply chains in various academic journals, and has undertaken several substantial research, knowledge exchange, and intervention projects on modern slavery and labor exploitation funded for example by the British Academy, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Economic and Social Research Council, US State Department, and Public Works Canada. He chairs the British Standards Committee on Organizational Responses to Modern Slavery (BS25700), served as a Senior Adviser on supply chains to the OSCE’s Special Representative for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, as a technical expert on the Council of Europe’s Drafting Committee on Trafficking for the Purpose of Labor Exploitation, as a member on the UN Procurement Human Trafficking and Forced Labor Task Force, and is working closely with businesses, policymakers and NGOs towards eradicating modern slavery from supply chains.
His presentation will introduce the topic of modern slavery, the challenge of eradicating it from contemporary supply chains, and provide an understanding where modern slavery risks are heightened. Recent legislative initiatives, such as the German supply chain due diligence law, US trade bans, and UK Modern Slavery Act, and their impact on supply chain management will also be discussed.