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Retailers join transport titans on chain-of-responsibility code

<p>Australia’s big three retailers have signed a new code of conduct to improve supply chain safety and regulatory compliance.</p> <p>Woolworths, Coles Group and Metcash join transport giants Toll Group and Linfox as signatories to the <em>Retail Logistics Supply Chain Code of Conduct</em> .</p> <p>Facilitated by the Australian Logistics Council, the code covers road and vehicle safety, driver fatigue management and time slot management.</p> <p>ALC executive director Hal Morris said the code was a significant milestone in supply chain safety. </p> <p>&#8220The development of the code reinforces the commitment of supply chain parties to on-road compliance at a time of increasing regulatory complexity under chain of responsibility laws,&#8221 he said. </p> <p>Toll Group managing director Paul Little said Toll backed the industry initiative. </p> <p>&#8220Toll is committed to ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the supply chain and we will work closely with all parties to ensure this is the case,&#8221 Mr Little said. </p> <p>The ALC will administer the code and assist signatories to maintain compliance with the code over time. </p> <p>The code is fully funded by its signatories and will undergo a full review at least every three years.</p> <br />