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Future Freight Networks : Yearbook 2016
44 ALC POLICY POLICY ALC’s Infrastructure, Regulation, Technology, People and Safety Committees assist in the formulation of ALC policies, and provide input to ALC responses to government policy proposals. INFRASTRUCTURE The ALC Infrastructure Committee, chaired by Andrew Ethell from Toll, met three times during 2015. The primary focus for the Infrastructure Committee over the past year was Infrastructure Australia’s (IA) Australian Infrastructure Audit, and the subsequent IA 15-year Australian Infrastructure Plan, to which ALC made a submission. The Committee was also instrumental in crafting ALC’s response to the Port of Melbourne Lease Transaction Bill. REGULATION The ALC Regulation Committee met twice in 2015. Chaired by ALC Managing Director Michael Kilgariff, the Committee’s major focus for the year was the changes to CoR and Guidelines for Industry Codes of Practice, which heavily impact ALC and our members. SAFETY The ALC Safety Committee, chaired by Ingilby Dickson, met four times over the course of 2015. The primary focus for the Safety Committee was the organisation of the ALC Supply Chain Safety & Compliance Summit, held 26–27 August, and implementing the various outcomes from this event. The Safety Committee was also involved in strategic planning for RLSC regarding changes to CoR and the registration of ALC Codes of Practice. TECHNOLOGY Throughout 2015, the ALC Technology Committee, chaired by Charlie Macdonald from Telstra, met four times. The major focus for this Committee over the past year was the development of the ALC and GS1 Transport Label Guideline, which was approved for distribution by the ALC Board in November. PEOPLE The ALC People Committee, formed in June 2015, is chaired by Alexandra Badenoch from Asciano. The Committee met three times in 2015, with a primary focus on the coordination of the Diversity & Inclusion Summit, held on 25 November. A number of actions resulted from the Summit, and the Committee will be focused on their implementation in 2016. The Board of the Australian Logistics Council has agreed to expand ALC’s focus by including the issue of ‘People’ in its policy focus, aimed at increasing and encouraging greater diversity in the logistics industry. As a first step, ALC will be organising the first ‘Women in Logistics’ Summit in Melbourne on 25 November 2015 to discuss and map a series of strategies ALC will adopt to attract, support and develop greater diversity in the logistics industry. PEOPLE, WOMEN AND DIVERSITY OPPORTUNITY FOR CHANGE WHAT THE FIGURES TELL US » In 2013, ASX reported that women made up only 13.6% of transport company board directors, ranking 14th of 20 industries reported4 » Women are predominately employed in support related roles, such as administration, human resources and finance5 » Throughout the industry as a whole, there are approximately four times more male managers than female managers6. This is fairly consistent across the industry. TABLE 1: Women on Transport company boards Year ASX200 Transportation Co. Remarks 2004 8.2% – 2006 8.7% – 2008 8.3% – 2009 8.3% 6.6% 2010 10.7% ASX Regulation Passes 30 June 2010 2011 13.4% ASX Regulation in effect 1 January 2011 2012 15.4% 12.8% ASX Legislation Passes 22 November 2012 2013 17.3% 9.8% 2014 17.6% 12% Management: » In 2013 only 9.2% of Chief Executive Officers in transport postal and warehousing industry were women1 » In 2014, only 12% of women sat on transportation company boards2. » In 2010 only seven women of 106 positions available were directors of transport company boards. » Despite the Australian Stock Exchange introducing mandatory gender reporting in 2010, only 24 women of 200 available positions on transport company boards hold directorships3 1 Women In the Supply Chain, The Unseen Gender in Transport and Logistics: Making Women Visible, 2010, p. 5 2 Women In the Supply Chain, 2014, p. 19 3 Women In the Supply Chain, 2014, p. 5 4 Women on Boards, Female participation on the boards of ASX200 companies By Sector, 2013 5 South Australian Freight Council, Gender & Equality in Transport and Logistics: Best Practice Principles, 2015 6 Women In the Supply Chain, 2014, p. 5 Hermione Parsons, Director, Institute for Supply Chain and Logistics Photo Courtesy of Asciano NEW TRANSPORT LABELLING STANDARDS In 2015, ALC and GS1 finalised the Australian Transport Label Guideline for Australia’s logistics industry. Based on GS1 global supply chain standards and best practice gathered via the ALC Technology Committee, the guideline provides guidance to industry on how to physically identify and label logistic and transport units to support efficient transport management processes. The guideline includes the information required by transport operators and label formats that have been specifically designed to enable integrated tracking of freight across multiple transport carriers, reduce relabelling and duplication, and reduce costs in the transportation chain. For further information, visit www.gs1au.org/resources/ forms/request-australian-transport-label-guideline-2015.