May 2014

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Soraya DeanHuman rights tend to be a sleeper issue for many Australian businesses. Over the years, our State of CSR in Australia research has consistently polled addressing human rights and combating business corruption as low priorities for most companies.

In 2013, just 30 percent of respondents said human rights were a high priority, while tackling corruption was a priority for 23 percent. These were the two lowest ranked challenges for the year ahead.

In conversation with Sue Wiblin, co-convenor of the supply chain sustainability roundtable at the C-Lab and National Manager Community at The GPT Group

SWiblinFor The GPT Group (GPT), a publicly listed, diversified property company, its supply chain is labour intensive, relying on a range of builders and contractors to manage and construct assets.

While providing traineeships and apprenticeships is standard industry practice, GPT recognised that it could have the greatest community impact by building skills in people who experience barriers to employment.

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