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International Roundtable: Responsible Supply Chain Sourcing and Human Rights

May 24, 2022 @ 10:00 am CDT

/ Free

Multiple factors have converged in recent years to cause significant disruptions to global supply chains. With so many difficulties, how can we ensure that we maintain ethical standards in supply chain sourcing? Join us for a discussion of responsible sourcing and human rights issues impacting U.S. supply chains.

Topics will include:

  • U.S. federal government efforts to combat human trafficking and how the private sector can help in those efforts
  • Import restrictions on goods made wholly or partly from forced labor and the Uyghur Forced Labor Protection Act (“UFLPA”)
  • How companies can implement best practices to avoid inadvertently supporting persons or companies involved in human rights violations
  • Perspectives from past experiences dealing with forced labor and human rights issues in supply chains, including a panelist that has long been involved in the cocoa industry.


Maria Goodman, Speaker 
Coordinator – President’s Interagency Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking, U.S. Department of Commerce

Robin Phillips, Speaker
Executive Director, The Advocates for Human Rights

James Gyenes, Panelist
Senior Policy Coordinator on Business and Human Rights, U.S. Department of Labor 

Steve Wallace, Panelist
Founder and President, the Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company

Jessica Libby, Panelist
Principal, KPMG LLP

Dave Townsend, Moderator
Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP


Presented in partnership with Dorsey & Whitney LLPKPMG LLP,  the U.S. Commercial Service, and the Minnesota Trade Office.


May 24, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am


Dorsey & Whitney LLP
(612) 340-2600
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