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 […]

2107, 2016

Asking the right questions….

By |July 21st, 2016|Modern Day Slavery|0 Comments

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Where does your paint come from?

I’m glad you ask as the answer is fascinating. It takes us on a journey from the flax fields of Germany to the ochre cliffs of Provence, from the lac insects of India to the forests of Canada.

Paint making has always required pigments, binders and solvents and in recent times […]

2206, 2016

EU Referendum Vote: Impact of a leave decision on the environment: guest blog

By |June 22nd, 2016|CSR, Sustainability|0 Comments

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EU Referendum Vote: Impact of a leave decision on the environment.

Yusuf Abdi: Law Undergraduate Birkbeck College, University of London

30/05/16

The referendum vote on whether to stay within or leave the EU is upon us. You can be forgiven for losing interest in anything remotely political, since the purveyors of politics are an often unconscientious and deceitful […]

2605, 2016

Diggin for questions – When to call a spade a shovel?

By |May 26th, 2016|Modern Day Slavery|0 Comments

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Gardening in this country is something of a sport. I understand that there are something like 27 million active gardeners in the UK. That’s about the same number as the number of slaves (we are told) globally. A correlation between gardening and slavery. Can that be right?

For some months now I have been […]

1705, 2016

THE TOWERS CONVENT SCHOOL MODERN SLAVERY AWARENESS EVENING

By |May 17th, 2016|Modern Day Slavery|Comments Off on THE TOWERS CONVENT SCHOOL MODERN SLAVERY AWARENESS EVENING

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April 18th saw the launch at the Towers Convent School http://www.thetowersconventschool.org/ of the first event to raise awareness about modern day slavery.  The event was organised by Colleen Theron who along with The Towers School sought to shine light on such a dark and grave practice that occurs every day in our world.

The all-girls Catholic school […]

1504, 2016

Lessons in law: What should companies be disclosing about slavery in their supply chains?

By |April 15th, 2016|supply chains|0 Comments

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The US has seen a wave or lawsuits arising against companies alleging that their products have been made by slaves.

One of the latest cases brought in the US was Barber v Nestle, in August 2015. (Read detailed report).

The plaintiffs alleged that that Nestle had violated consumer protection statutes by failing to disclose that some ingredients in […]

1104, 2016

Barber V Nestle

By |April 11th, 2016|CLT Monthly legal insights|0 Comments

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Why does company disclosure matter under the Modern Slavery Act? Lessons from California and the Barber V Nestle USA Case (Class action alleging disclosure on pet food should have revealed modern slavery)
The US has seen a wave of lawsuits arising companies alleging that their products have been made by slaves. One of the latest […]

2602, 2016

Disclosure/Consumer Power in the Fight against Modern Day Slavery in Supply Chains.

By |February 26th, 2016|supply chains|Comments Off on Disclosure/Consumer Power in the Fight against Modern Day Slavery in Supply Chains.

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Slavery does not discriminate. It does not care about what clothes you have on or how many friends you have on Facebook. It does not care how many followers your Instagram or Twitter accounts have. Slavery does not discriminate on grounds of gender, race, sexuality, religion or intellect. It does not care about how you […]