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...

10 July, 2020

Boohoo supply chain under scrutiny after Leicester lockdown claims

It’s been a bad week for Boohoo, the fashion group. Following an exposé in The Sunday Times about pay and conditions at a supplier based in Leicester, the company—owner of brands such as...
supply chain protection

9 March, 2018

Stepping up supply chain protection

There is a global expectation today that all companies respect human rights—that is, the rights of their workers and those whom their operations affect. But social issues, which tend t...
human rights, modern slavery, supply chains

20 November, 2017

Campaigners call on EU to back mandatory human rights due diligence

A major campaign group has called on Brussels to make mandatory human rights due diligence for corporates part of European Union company law. The European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ) mak...
modern slavery

29 March, 2017

Why UK companies cannot ignore modern slavery reporting

Legislation in the UK is driving modern slavery up the agenda in the boardrooms of major companies across Britain and the world. Every board of companies with turnover greater than £36m, and which...
human trafficking, hands tied with rope

8 November, 2016

Slow start for Modern Slavery Act

Theresa May, the UK prime minister, has made a campaign against modern slavery one of her flagship policies. But even as she recently called for Britain to lead the world in beating human trafficking...
Modern slavery

18 October, 2016

FTSE 100 falls short on reporting under Modern Slavery Act

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4 October, 2016

Slavery Act: UK companies under fire over statements

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