Tuesday 19th Jun 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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CGF against forced labour and unethical recruitment

The Consumer Goods Forum has called on businesses around the world to help fight all forms of forced labour from global supply chains by not tolerating forced labour within their operations. The International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) reaffirmed this.

Wilding in Top 100 slavery influencers

Professor Richard Wilding has been named one the of UK Top100 Corporate Modern Slavery Influencers of 2018 in an inaugural  Index, created  by BRE and Sustain Worldwide.

35pc rise in modern slavery victims

The number of potential victims of modern slavery reported to the authorities rose by more than a third to 5,145, a report by the National Crime Agency has revealed.

Government suppliers must do more on slavery

More than 40 per cent of the government’s major suppliers fail to meet the basic legal requirements of the UK Modern Slavery Act, according to a survey by sustainability consultancy Sancroft and Tussell, a data provider of government procurement information.

Government must do more to stamp out slavery

The government will not be able to reduce the prevalence of modern slavery significantly or show that it is achieving value for money until it establishes effective oversight, the National Audit Office has warned.

Police failing to disrupt human supply chains

Police care for victims of slavery can be excellent, but there isn’t always the same focus on disrupting human supply chains, according to a new report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services.

Supply chain slavery: more action is needed

One in ten UK supply chain managers say they have found evidence of modern slavery in their supply chains since the Modern Slavery Act came into force, a survey by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply has revealed.

Time to contribute to the debate on supply chain slavery

Supply chains in the fashion, construction and cleaning sectors are being targeted by the UK’s director of labour market enforcement, Sir David Metcalf, who has warned that he will be consulting on how to make full use of powers to jail the worst offenders.

NHS expands ethical procurement programme

NHS Supply Chain has widened its ethical procurement programme following the passing of UK Modern Slavery Act. It means that more than 200 suppliers are now subject to the Labour Standards Assurance System (LSAS) conditions.