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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. ...

Jul
12
2016

International Supply Chains – what happens when things go wrong?
#Dispute Resolution #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

In cases where the supply partner you appoint doesn't fulfil you expectations, you will want to ensure that you have a carefully drafted contract providing you with the best protection and remedies to minimise the negative consequences of your supplier’s underperformance. ...

Jun
16
2016

Free range eggs but not free range workers
#Employment #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

Following the DJ Houghton Catching Services Ltd modern slavery case, employers should ensure that modern slavery is eradicated from their supply chains, with larger organisations being expected to publish annual slavery and trafficking statements. ...

Apr
27
2016

New pressures on HR from supply chain risks
#Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Employment

Convergence of various developments will pull over stretched HR more towards how to manage and monitor supply chain issues, especially when contracting with overseas countries that have a high risk profile for workforce practices that offend international standards and UK corporate values....

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?...

Dec
10
2015

Public procurement: can bidders who refuse to pay minimum wage be excluded?
#Public Procurement #Dispute Resolution #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

In the recent case of RegioPost GmbH v Stadt Landau in der Pfalz, the European Court of Justice has decided that excluding a bidder from a tender who had failed to complete a declaration confirming that it would pay minimum wage to its workers did not constitute a breach of European public procurement law. ...

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....

Sep
28
2015

Contracting authorities: check your specifications
#Public Procurement #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

A recent case before the European Court of Justice has underlined the need for contracting authorities to carefully check contract specifications before publishing tenders....

Aug
14
2015

Immigration crack down in construction, care and cleaning sectors as first modern slavery claims made
#Immigration #Inward Investment #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Supply Chain Governance

Six Lithuanians are suing Kent-based gangmaster operation DJ Houghton Catching Services in the High Court, for whom it is alleged that they were trafficked from Lithuania to work, in the first ever case of a UK firm being taken to court for modern slavery-related claims. ...

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