Tag: UK Modern Slavery Act
The UK has gone from leader to laggard on business and human rights
As new laws emerge around Europe, it’s time for the UK to hold business liable for human rights abuses in supply chains around the world.
Calls grow for tougher rules on human rights in supply chains
The Corporate Justice Coalition says the UK cannot be viewed as a leader on human rights based upon the current Modern Slavery Act.
Boohoo supply chain under scrutiny after Leicester lockdown claims
The fashion group’s share price plunged amid concerns over working conditions in its UK supply chain, raising questions about transparency and due diligence.
Stepping up supply chain protection
Boards must pay heed to labour abuses in their supply chains by ensuring strong risk management and building stable relationships—or face the many damaging consequences.
Campaigners call on EU to back mandatory human rights due diligence
The European Union should introduce compulsory human rights due diligence for companies to check their supply chains, argues campaign group the European Coalition for Corporate Justice.
Modern Slavery Act: guidance updated on how business should comply
The UK government has updated its guidelines on how businesses should comply with the Modern Slavery Act, part of which requires organisations to develop an annual slavery and human trafficking statement.
Why UK companies cannot ignore modern slavery reporting
Companies in the UK now have to produce a report detailing their efforts to beat modern slavery in their supply chains. Some have clearly thought this through. But the poor reporting of others is “worrying”.
Slow start for Modern Slavery Act
Seven hundred companies have submitted Modern Slavery Act statements, but few have met all the core elements of the law. Resources, a lack of knowledge and a need for more guidance have all contributed to a slow start.
FTSE 100 falls short on reporting under Modern Slavery Act
Analysis of modern slavery statements from FTSE 100 companies reveals none have achieved the highest standards of disclosure.
Slavery Act: UK companies under fire over statements
The deadline has passed for modern slavery statements to be submitted but companies are failing to properly comply.