The Corporate Justice Coalition says the UK cannot be viewed as a leader on human rights based upon the current Modern Slavery Act.
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There is now major pressure for the UK to update its laws governing the way companies approach the risk of human rights abuses in their supply chains.
Some form of action looks almost certain. Campaign groups, including NGOs, and businesses, demand it, legislators are pressing for it and government ministers have even pledged some minimal change. The only uncertainties seem to be the timing and degree. Business leaders should keep watch.
Much of the current activity is driven not just by the scandal last year surrounding UK clothing retailer Boohoo and factory conditions in the Midlands, but also the trade relationship with China and th
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