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Dec
07
2017

Monica Atwal comments on the harassment backlash against women in the workplace
#Employment #Supply Chain Governance #Press

Facebook's CEO Sheryl Sandberg took to Facebook to speak out about harassment in the workplace towards women. ...

Nov
30
2017

Closing Report from 2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights
#Supply Chain Governance #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Clarkslegal

Michael Sippitt, Chairman of Clarkslegal and the Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform, reports from the closing day of the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva. ...

Nov
29
2017

Further Reports from 2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights
#Supply Chain Governance #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Clarkslegal

One key concern about the future of work in developing countries is the probable displacement of low skilled work by technology....

Nov
28
2017

2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights
#Supply Chain Governance #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Clarkslegal

Michael Sippitt, Chairman of Clarkslegal LLP and of the Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform, is this week at the UN Forum in Geneva and reports below....

Oct
13
2017

Modern Slavery: is your organisation doing all it should to comply?
#Supply Chain Governance #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Employment

The Modern Slavery Act requires all businesses with an annual global turnover at least £36 million to produce a modern slavery statement each year. It should include details of what (if anything) the business is doing to combat modern slavery and human trafficking within its business and supply chain – both in the UK and abroad. This should be published within six months of the end of their financial year. This statement must be published on the business’ website, with a link to it in a prominent place on the homepage....

Sep
28
2017

Michael Sippitt writes for Thomson Reuters on: Migration and Modern Slavery
#Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Press #Supply Chain Governance

Until lawyers start to pursue high-profile negligence cases, the status quo is likely to remain unchanged....

Sep
19
2017

Modern slavery in construction supply chains: does your business comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015?
#Construction #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Supply Chain Governance

‘Modern Slavery’ is a term which encapsulates slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour, and human trafficking. Recent estimates suggest that as much as 45 million people could be living in modern slavery, a problem that the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) was introduced to help tackle....

Nov
16
2016

Collaboration in Supply Chains
#Employment #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Supply Chain Governance

The importance of enhanced collaborative working with suppliers is that it may provide a more trustworthy system of engagement, to include the workforce of the suppliers. ...

Oct
24
2016

Big brands face modern slavery challenge
#Employment #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Supply Chain Governance

The news broken by the BBC Panorama investigation about refugees and children alleged to be working in Turkey on clothes for Marks and Spencer and ASOS, whatever the facts are found to be, highlights the challenge of supply chain management and risk to big brands of being linked with such accusations. ...

Jul
14
2016

The Ethical Labour Standard and the Modern Slavery Act
#Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Construction #Supply Chain Governance

BES 6001 enables product manufacturers to ensure – and prove – that their products have been made with constituent materials that have been responsibly sourced. ...

Apr
19
2016

Convergence of best practice and business sense: The role of Human Resources in a complex international landscape
#Employment #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Supply Chain Governance

As reports of violence, extremism and endemic corruption across the world seem an everyday occurrence a perplexed business executive, who knows that there is a big world out there to do business in, may ask where on earth can I safely travel and where can I confidently do any business?...

Oct
30
2015

Supply chain transparency: Modern Slavery statements now in force, check your year end date.
#Employment #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Supply Chain Governance

Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act requiring commercial organisations, with a certain minimum turnover, to prepare a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year came into force yesterday, 29 October 2015....

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