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Kiri Hannifin

Social Practice – Meeting Consumer and Regulatory Expectations

Kiri Hannifin
General Manager of Corporate Affairs, Safety and Sustainability, Countdown

Biography

Throughout her career, Kiri Hannifin has worked in government relations, human rights, policy and public relations on a wide range of projects and issues. Her experience has now led her to the world of fast-moving consumer goods. 

As Countdown’s General Manager of Corporate Affairs, Safety and Sustainability, she is tasked with ensuring 3 million customers each week have trust in the supermarket brand’s ability to deliver better outcomes for Aotearoa’s environment and communities, as well as Countdown’s team of 18,400 Kiwis.

Social Practice – Meeting Consumer and Regulatory Expectations

Kiwi consumers are increasingly interested in knowing that the products that are buying are being produced by people who are working in good conditions and being paid fairly. With an estimated 3,000 people in New Zealand affected by Modern Slavery, it’s more important that producers and retailers are giving consumers that assurance.

Kiri Hannifin will talk about Countdown’s journey to embed Responsible Sourcing practices within their supply chain and the importance of working alongside their suppliers to protect and uphold worker’s rights.

The Workshop will be a combined session with Jerf van Beek who will be covering employment law.

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