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Future Freight Networks : Yearbook 2016
ALC EVENTS DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SUMMIT The inaugural ALC Diversity & Inclusion Summit was held in Melbourne in November 2015. Alexandra Badenoch, Director of Human Resources, Corporate Affairs & Customer at Asciano, and Chair of the ALC People Committee, opened the Summit by saying, ‘The summit is our first step towards making our industry more diverse and more inclusive. Our aim is to ensure our industry has the best possible talent working across all parts of the supply chain.’ Speakers included: • Kathryn Fagg, Board Member, Reserve Bank of Australia • Nicola Wakefield Evans, Non-Executive Director, Toll Holdings Limited, BUPA Australia & New Zealand, Lendlease and Macquarie Group Limited • Paul Scurrah, CEO & Managing Director, DP World Australia • Brian Kruger, Managing Director, Toll Group • Alexandra Badenoch, Director Human Resources, Corporate Affairs & Customer, Asciano Summit highlights included: • Showcase of Change, which featured case studies of organisations that are already promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and industry • Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls, who gave an overview of their organisation, which is focused on achieving a more equitable gender balance across the heavy vehicle driver workforce • The Role of Government, Education and Regulation, with panellists discussing what government and education institutions need to do for industry to progress improved diversity and inclusion in our industry. The summit was asked to propose strategies to: • attract, retain and support women in the industry • widen the recruitment pool to help bring a new perspective to the industry • achieve greater equality in the industry. Actions suggested at the summit were noted, and will form the basis of ALC’s annual work plan that will go to the ALC Board. ALC SAFETY & COMPLIANCE SUMMIT In late August, ALC hosted its Supply Chain Safety & Compliance Summit, which attracted more than 300 transporters, customers, suppliers and government officials. Based on the success of the 2014 Summit, ALC expanded this year’s event to two days to include a very valuable workshop day. At the Summit, delegates shared ideas, benchmarked best practice and identified areas where improvements can be made to improve safety and compliance outcomes. As Ingilby Dickson, Chair of the ALC Safety Committee, said in his opening address, the industry has come a long way since last year’s Summit to address a range of areas that needed attention, including strengthening and streamlining the ALC Codes of Practice. As a result of the Summit discussions, ALC committed to a range of actions. They included: • working more closely with national/state industry bodies and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator to identify where resources can be shared to improve safety and compliance outcomes on common CoR issues, particularly in regards to compliance and enforcement • working with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator to explore how CoR can be more deeply embedded into organisations’ standard operating procedures • exploring how the ALC National Logistics Safety Code of Practice may be more closely aligned and potentially integrated into a Safe Work Australia code framework • engagement and collaboration with relevant regulators and industry members to communicate new obligations imposed by amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) • increasing advocacy for the mandatory introduction of telematics for heavy vehicles • continuing to build the Retail Logistics Safety Code of Practice (RLSC) brand, and reviewing the increasing education of the ALC Codes’ Partnership Audit Review (PAR) process. Work has already commenced on some of the actions flowing from the Summit on issues such as container movements and executive officer liability. ALC was also honoured to partner with the Australian Steel Institute at the event, which held its annual Steel Awards as part of the Summit Dinner. 39 FUTURE FREIGHT NETWORKS 2015 Alexandra Badenoch, Director of Human Resources, Corporate Affairs & Customer, Asciano