Wednesday 16th Oct 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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425pc increase in modern slavery

There has been a 425 per cent increase in the number of modern slavery act prosecution cases, according to the Ministry of Justice’s Criminal Justice System Statistics Quarterly report.

UK slavery referrals up by a third

The number of potential victims of labour exploitation referred as part of the framework set up to identify victims of modern slavery in the UK increased by 33 per cent from 2015 to 2016, according to analysis of National Crime Agency data by Kroll, the risk mitigation specialist.

Eversheds Sutherland targets modern slavery

Law firm Eversheds Sutherland has launched two e-learning modules, developed to train businesses to understand and manage their risks related to modern slavery.

Supply chain slavery is happening here

Last week Erwin and Krystian Markowski were each sentenced to six years in jail at Nottingham Crown Court after being convicted on charges related to trafficking people for labour exploitation.

BSI launches supply chain slavery index

The UK is exposed to an increased risk of modern day slaves entering the country from two thirds of the countries of the world, according to new research from the British Standards Institution.

Companies must eradicate all traces of forced labour – CIPS

Companies must step up their game to eradicate all traces of forced labour, David Noble, group CEO of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, said in response to claims by the BBC’s “Panorama” programme that child refugees in Turkey are making clothes for UK shops.

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