Holly Kissner, Head of Client Services at Informed 365, is working to transform how Australian organisations approach modern slavery and corporate social responsibility through their customised software applications.

With more than 15 years experience in the procurement and client services industries, Holly believes technology is one of the ways towards a more sustainable future. Her role starts with understanding her client’s organisational culture and the potential barriers they may face when addressing modern slavery in their supply chain. From there, Informed 365 develop a unique survey to help organisations identify risks of modern slavery.

Once the surveys are completed, Holly and her team are able to provide recommendations to improve modern slavery risks within a client’s supply chain and operations. The Global Slavery Index (2018) estimates that 40.3 million people are victims of modern slavery, with women and girls accounting for a staggering 71 per cent of victims. As a mother of two girls, Holly is motivated to do all she can to help these women and children that do not have a voice.

Holly is personally committed to sustainability throughout her life, teaching her children about being socially and environmentally conscious. Simple things like, when buying new clothes for her family she always checks where they are made and looks for any standards or certifications about the manufacturer. Utilising solar power, proactively recycling, collecting rubbish on the beach with her daughters, and limiting packaged food are a few other everyday practices her family apply.

Holly is a forerunner in the fight to change Australian’s perception of modern slavery by working with businesses to educate and empower them to undertake more ethical and sustainable practices. To Holly, sustainability is simple – if you can change your practices to do something that is better for the environment and not cause unnecessary harm (which also benefits us humans) why wouldn’t you?

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