Ryanair plane in Vilnius, Lithuania

20 September, 2021

What boards need to know about sanctions risk and legislation

Shifts in the geopolitical landscape and evolving regulations across the globe mean that organisations operating across multiple jurisdictions need to constantly review and assess the impact of new sa...
Child labourer breaking rocks

11 August, 2021

The UK has gone from leader to laggard on business and human rights

A year after the Modern Slavery Act came into force, then Prime Minister Theresa May was effusive in her praise for Section 54’s supply chain transparency requirement. It is, as she described it in ...
Hands in chains

7 July, 2021

Calls grow for tougher rules on human rights in supply chains

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. Camp...
Tokyo skyline at night

6 May, 2021

Japan to include human rights reference in its corporate governance code

Japan is set to become the next country to commit to human rights supply chain due diligence. According to reports, a reference to human rights will be included in a
Illustration of a computer processing chip

29 April, 2021

Why businesses should optimise supply chains for resilience, not just cost

New Year 2021 brought unwelcome news for the world’s automotive industry: a global shortage of semiconductor chips, which these days are essential components in modern vehicles. The cause? Manufactu...
Businessman looking at Covid-19 risk management dashboard

18 March, 2021

Risk management lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, organisations and risk management professionals have responded in a variety of ways to limit the impact to their operations. Whilst some have reacted quickly, demonst...
Boohoo website on smartphone

25 September, 2020

Boohoo board in the firing line over governance failings

This week will have been a chastening experience for board members at Boohoo, the fashion retailer. After controversy in the summer over the treatment of workers in its supply chain, an independent re...
Row of Adidas trainers

8 September, 2020

Corporate support builds for mandatory human rights due diligence

The drive for new European laws compelling companies to undertake mandatory human rights due diligence has received a boost: from companies themselves. Twenty-six large corporates have signed a let...
Blockchain for supply chains

13 August, 2020

Blockchain, supply chains and the post-Covid world

Covid-19 has placed significant pressure and strain on supply chains, creating issues around product shortages, delays and increase in costs. During this time the resilience of supply chains has be...
Weak link breaking a chain

10 August, 2020

Is human rights risk monitoring a weak link in your supply chain?

As supply chains have grown in complexity, a sizable monitoring industry has emerged, designed to assess human rights risks at suppliers to many companies. Codes of conduct, factory audits and certifi...