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 […]

2602, 2016

Legislation Update February 2016

By |February 26th, 2016|CLT Monthly legal insights|0 Comments

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All ears were poised to hear a landmark judgement in the case of Monica Sud v Costco Wholesale Corp, 15-cv- 03783, U.S District Court, Northern District of California (San Francisco). The California legislation TISCA has finally had an opportunity to flex its muscles as one of the first kind in this class action is brought. […]

2602, 2016

Is climate change a human rights issue?

By |February 26th, 2016|Publications|0 Comments

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Blog Post Written by: Colleen Theron

Paris has been at the center stage of global news over the past two weeks. The issue has not, however, been climate change but the threat of terrorism. The spotlight is turning to the city again as the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) is starting in Paris and the world is talking […]

802, 2016

Modern Slavery in Supply Chains: what questions do I ask?

By |February 8th, 2016|Modern Day Slavery|0 Comments

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Questions raised on how a business is managing human trafficking or modern day slavery in their supply chains are usually met with one of three responses: an appreciation of the issue and a statement that they are trying to tackle the problem; caginess or complete lack of understanding about the problem.

The requirement under Section 54 […]

1801, 2016

#Wearyourwardrobe: what’s it got to do with modern slavery?

By |January 18th, 2016|Publications|0 Comments

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11h00 pm, January, sales. I am about to press the pay button for a new pair of boots. Anyone that knows me will know that shoes are just one of the things that I am victim to in the fashion world. Not a lot of money this pair (well compared to the full price). Nice. […]

801, 2016

2016: What key environmental and human rights trends can we expect for companies?

By |January 8th, 2016|Publications|1 Comment

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2015 was in many ways a seminal year globally in relation to environmental and human rights issues. It was a year where the world witnessed unprecedented environmental issues related to climate change. The year marked the first time the globe ended a year with average temperatures reaching 1°C above pre-industrial levels. Whilst COP 21 was […]