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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2206, 2015

Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence – some Insights from ‘Business and the Bar’

By |June 22nd, 2015|CSR, human rights due diligence, Legal Compliance, supply chains|0 Comments

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My alarm clock went off – 4h30 am. What am I doing?  (!) was my immediate reaction, as I got up sluggishly. I was getting ready to get to the airport to catch a flight to Geneva. The International Bar Association was hosting a ‘Business and the Bar’ (drinks were on offer at the end […]

107, 2014

A BRAND New Discussion: The Value Chain

By |July 1st, 2014|supply chains|0 Comments

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Set in the London Museum of Brands, Historic Futures hosted a workshop to discuss what the business case is for value chain mapping.

We pondered big questions – when do companies need to know the origin of their products’ raw material components. How do companies become transparent about this? What are the opportunities or problems […]

1604, 2014

Business and Human Rights – A pirate’s life for companies?

By |April 16th, 2014|CSR, ESG, human rights due diligence, supply chains, Trafficking|0 Comments

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As we have mentioned on a few occasions, in October 2013 the UK became the first country, followed by the Netherlands, to develop an action plan for the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (“UNGP”). I recently attended an event held at Clifford Chance LLP in which the speakers considered […]

311, 2013

A supplement on Supply Chains

By |November 3rd, 2013|supply chains|0 Comments

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At the Sustainable Supply Chain Summit, hosted by Ethical Corporation two weeks ago, participants and speakers alike highlighted some of the issues, challenges and lessons when getting to grips with your organisation’s supply chain. Here is an overview of some of them and our thoughts:

Finding the right partners to collaborate with is tricky. Nonetheless, collaboration, […]