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2112, 2015

How will an EU Conflict Minerals Regulation potentially affect SMEs and larger companies?

By |December 21st, 2015|CLT Monthly legal insights|0 Comments

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A regulation on conflict minerals has been on the EU agenda for some time. In June 2013, a public consultation on a possible initiative on responsible sourcing of minerals originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas came to a close.

In March 2015, a draft regulation was proposed by the EU Commission. Business personnel may have been […]

2111, 2015

What business can learn from the BP Gulf of Mexico spill

By |November 21st, 2015|CLT Monthly legal insights|0 Comments

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Recent decision on the BP Gulf of Mexico spill
The recent New Orleans court decision on whether BP was negligent for the Deepwater Horizon blowout that killed 11 workers and led to 4.2 millions of barrels of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico in September 2014 holds some interesting lessons for business. The court found […]

1911, 2015

Supply chain human rights…

By |November 19th, 2015|supply chains|0 Comments

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A year ago, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) drew up a new protocol that held governments responsible for ending human rights abuse in their labour markets. Humphrey Hawksley, who has reported extensively on trade issues, says it will be a slow process, but the manner in which global trade has historically treated people may soon […]

1811, 2015

The Modern Slavery Garden – Press Release

By |November 18th, 2015|Publications|0 Comments

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The nation’s first Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland, launched The Modern Slavery Garden.

“Its estimated that between 21 million and 35 million people are in slavery at this very time… In the UK the government estimates there are between 10,000 and 13,000 people in slavery. I think projects like this one which are innovative, which will attract […]

1011, 2015

Get out of jail free- when legal compliance is enough… or is it?

By |November 10th, 2015|human rights due diligence|0 Comments

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Get out of jail free – when legal compliance is enough… or is it? – a game of Monopoly (some insights from the Modern Day Slavery Act)
We have been running a series of Breakfast briefings in London and Brighton under our theme ‘taking business beyond compliance’ , featuring the Modern Slavery Act and the key […]

211, 2015

What will the revised ISO 14001 standard mean for business

By |November 2nd, 2015|Publications|0 Comments

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Environment analysis: The latest revision to International Organization for Standardization’s environmental management standard introduces several key changes which could have a significant impact on how companies manage risk. Colleen Theron, sustainability lawyer and consultant at CLT envirolaw, examines the revisions to ISO 14001, and their impact on lawyers, clients and business.

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1809, 2015

Conflict Minerals and Human Rights in the Supply Chain

By |September 18th, 2015|human rights due diligence, Legal Compliance, Publications|0 Comments

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I remember watching a BBC Panorama programme on the abuse of human rights by Apple in the manufacturing of their products earlier this year. As I have grown accustomed to doing, I tweeted and posted about it on social media to highlight the atrocities. It’s ironic to think that we can’t do without our phones […]

909, 2015

How can companies use their legal contracts to tackle human trafficking? Part 1

By |September 9th, 2015|Publications|0 Comments

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Many people and companies remain oblivious to the extent of modern day slavery. For some, seeing a film like ‘12 years a slave’ might leave them feeling enraged, saddened, or perhaps resigned to seeing the ‘issue’ as something that belongs to the past. Surprisingly, there are still countries where chattel slavery prevails. Mauritania , a […]