304, 2017

Tackling modern slavery in supply chains – what has the Modern Slavery Act done to improve matters?

By |April 3rd, 2017|Business and human rights, Modern Day Slavery|0 Comments

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First published on Edie.net

On the 31st of March the reporting requirements for companies that fall within the threshold of the Modern Slavery Act will have been in place for a year.  Huffington post published the thoughts of Kevin Hyland, the UK antislavery commissioner on what progress has been made since the Modern Slavery Act received […]

2302, 2017

Modern slavery and ethical trade

By |February 23rd, 2017|Business and human rights, Legal Compliance, Modern Day Slavery|0 Comments

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Written by Laura Haworth

Far from being rare, slave labour is an ever increasing phenomenon around the world, affecting at least 21 million people and generating profits that amount to US$ 150 billion per year. Although slavery is illegal in all countries, and many of them have designed progressive laws to protect the rights of workers: […]

2001, 2017

Cluedo or Clueless? Company approaches to modern slavery statements

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

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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 […]

410, 2016

The West Sussex Companies Modern Slavery Transparency issue

By |October 4th, 2016|Modern Day Slavery|0 Comments

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By Esther Le Roux, school pupil

The Modern Slavery Act of 2015 is in place to confront the issues of Modern slavery that takes place across the UK and globally. Section 54 (transparency in supply chains), of the Act compels companies that supply goods or services in the UK and also has an annual turnover of […]

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 […]

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 […]