Human Rights and Supply Chain Responsibility Director, HP Inc
Annukka Dickens leads HP’s Human Rights and Supply Chain Responsibility team. She is responsible for driving the overall vision and strategy of the company’s supply chain social responsibility program, including supplier environmental performance and fair and ethical treatment of workers. She manages end-to-end supplier assessments, auditing, continuous improvement processes and capability-building programs. HP’s supply chain responsibility program is built on principles of respecting human rights, empowering workers and improving supplier environmental performance across one of the largest supply chains in the IT industry.
Annukka joined HP’s Sustainability function in 2000 and during this time she has lived and worked in 4 different continents leading social and environmental responsibility compliance, market access, and customer and partner engagement programs impacting supply chain operations, product design, packaging and product recycling. Annukka has extensive experience working with multi-stakeholder groups, including government, industry and civil society, addressing broad sustainability issues in the electronics industry.
Annukka serves in the Advisory Board for Social Accountability International (SAI). SAI is an international non-governmental, multi-stakeholder organization dedicated to improving workplaces and communities by developing and implementing socially responsible standards. Annukka was born in Finland and now lives in California, US. She holds an Environmental Engineering (BEng.) degree from Finland and a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Environmental Strategy from the University of Surrey in the UK.
Procurement professionals are increasingly facing purchasing categories with complex supply chains that are not easily addressed by simple attributes-based contract specifications. Human rights and labor protections in particular are very hard to control through contracting, because an overlapping supply base often means that no individual company has complete control over a given supplier, and the … read more >>