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Future Freight Networks : Yearbook 2017
33 FUTURE FREIGHT NETWORKS 2017 ALC MILESTONES Achieve Delivered + Organise 3rd ALC Supply Chain Safety & Compliance Summit to highlight key issues and obligations around Chain of Responsibility. ✓ The Summit reinforced ALC’s position as Australia’s leading industry advocate for supply chain safety and compliance. Participants identified 11 actions ALC will focus on over the next 12 months to improve supply chain efficiency and safety. + Organise 2nd ALC Diversity & Inclusion Summit to highlight key diversity issues and position the logistics industry with the broader community as the career of choice. ✓ More than 100 people from across the supply chain attended the Summit to identify how to attract the best possible talent to work in the logistics industry. Summit participants committed to working together to increase diversity and inclusion in the industry, and to build upon the work that has taken place since last year’s Summit. A proposal was put to the Summit for a Women in Supply Chains Initiative. The ALC Board will consider the 3-year pilot program which aims to increase the visibility of the industry; empower women to join the industry and to actively encourage dialogue between participants. + Coordinate ALC Parliamentary Dinner with Ministers, Shadow Ministers, selected MP’s and Senators, with Senior Australian logistics representatives, to influence national debate on freight logistics issues. ✓ ALC held a number of dinners, lunches and drinks with key parliamentarians and senior public servants to discuss the critical issues facing the industry. These included: • The Logistics Industry Parliamentary Function at Parliament House which focussed on ALC’s Election Priorities document. • Boardroom lunches with most state transport and infrastructure ministers and their senior officials to discuss issues relevant to their jurisdiction. + Communicate with Chairs and CEO’s of top 2000 Australian companies advising on executive Chain of Responsibility obligations and promoting the adoption and development of safety best practices in supply chain logistics through the NLSC. ✓ ALC produced two more editions of Strengthening the Supply Chain which outlined important changes to Chain of Responsibility legislation, and the need for businesses to meet its (changing) legal obligations. ALC sent copies of this to the ASX top 2000 chairs, CEOs and supply chain managers. + Update ALC Corporate Video highlighting contribution by ALC Members to national economy and logistics industry. ✓ ALC produced two new videos to support its advocacy agenda – Now is the Time to Get the Supply Chain Right, which features interviews with eight CEOs from across the supply chain and Why Do We Need a Freight and Supply Chain Strategy which discusses the economic benefits of long term planning and investment in the logistics sector. + Produce 2016 Australian Logistics Council Yearbook – Future Freight Networks. ✓ Future Freight Networks was mailed to all federal and state/ territory members of Parliament, all local government mayors, leading CEOs and senior government officials in all transport and infrastructure departments. + Focus on achieving a high level of national media exposure to drive implementation of strategic policy issues, increase ‘hits’ on the ALC website and increase community awareness. ✓ In 2016, ALC: • Issued 41 press releases • Delivered 12 speeches to major forums • Had more than 150 mentions in the media