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702, 2017

Sustainability and procurement – looking ahead to 2017

By |February 7th, 2017|Sustainability, Sustainable procurement|0 Comments

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Originally posted on 05/01/2017 by LexisNexis

Environment analysis: Colleen Theron, sustainability lawyer, consultant, and director at CLT envirolaw, discusses the envisioned challenges and trends for the sustainability legal and business sectors forthcoming for 2017.

What’s on the horizon for 2017?

When I was asked to think about how the practice of business sustainability law and ethical procurement is […]

2001, 2017

Cluedo or Clueless? Company approaches to modern slavery statements

By |January 20th, 2017|Modern Day Slavery|0 Comments

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First published on Edie.net here

Whilst the other board games that I have referred to in my series of blogs about supply chain transparency have been reliant on dice and a bit of luck, I move now to the game of Cluedo, where players try to figure out the three main facts of a murder: the […]

1512, 2016

Human Rights Day – business and human rights

By |December 15th, 2016|Publications|0 Comments

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Originally posted on 08/12/2016 – here

In-house analysis: Ahead of Human Rights Day on 10 December, Colleen Theron, founder and director of CLT envirolaw, considers the human rights issues currently facing UK businesses and explains why performance levels are still hard to gauge.

What are the top issues shaping the human rights agenda for your business in […]

1512, 2016

MY POSITIVE LIFE… COLLEEN THERON

By |December 15th, 2016|Publications|0 Comments

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This blog was originally posted on the Positive Luxury website, here

 

 

How did you come to work in the area of sustainability?

During my work as an environmental lawyer I was always interested in how legislation might drive company behaviour. So I started reading and researching more about Corporate Social Responsibility/ Sustainability legislation and voluntary initiatives taken […]

1409, 2016

Doe Vs Nestle et al

By |September 14th, 2016|CLT Monthly legal insights, Legal Compliance, Publications|0 Comments

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Nestle and Child Labour

Doe v Nestle et al, US District Court, Central District of California

Nestle are in legal hot water again.  Nestlé, along with Archer-Daniels-Midland and Cargill (the defendants) are being sued by former child slaves for their alleged use as slaves in the harvest of cocoa in Cote d’Ivoire. The three unnamed plaintiffs […]

209, 2016

CAN CHILD LABOUR EVER BE JUSTIFIED? By Vic Manzano, CLT envirolaw

By |September 2nd, 2016|CSR, Legal Compliance, Modern Day Slavery, Publications, supply chains|0 Comments

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Child labour is not a rare occurrence.  It is rife within supply chains. Some businesses are doing all they can to eradicate child labour from their supply chains, some are unaware it could even be a problem whilst others are resistant in addressing the issue.

When we speak about child labour we are not talking about […]

308, 2016

How will Brexit impact modern slavery and human rights in business?

By |August 3rd, 2016|Modern Day Slavery|0 Comments

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In the wake of the Brexit vote, there is a lot of uncertainty, which often leads to scaremongering. My sense is that we need strong leadership and calm, precisely what Prime Minister David Cameron recognised in his speech on the morning after the Referendum.

Cameron’s decision to stand down as the UK prime minister means we […]

2707, 2016

The Modern Slavery Act

By |July 27th, 2016|Modern Day Slavery|0 Comments

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As of March 2016 the Modern Slavery act will require businesses to meet new disclosure requirements, this webinar will provide an introduction to the act and its key legal requirements for businesses.

This webinar will provide an introduction to the Modern Slavery act and its key legal requirements for businesses and organisations. As of 31st March […]