The Council’s Executive Officer, Kellie Houlahan, spoke at the recent WA Freight and Logistics Symposium on the importance of industry developing its social licence to operate.

What is social licence?  The term social licence gained attention in the late nineties when mining companies started to meet local resistance when starting new projects. Building community support became essential for them to achieve project success. The topic has gained attention recently across many industries, in particular in the banking and gas sectors.

Despite the pivotal role freight plays in our everyday lives, it doesn’t enjoy the same level of social licence as other sectors, which is likely related to the high visibility and impact of freight vehicles.

In addition to discussing what social licence is, Kellie posed questions to the audience about why it is important and what the role is for the road freight industry.

See this article to read more on Kellie’s presentation.

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