Sunday 19th May 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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KitKat just got a little bit sweeter

It might be sweet and gooey and deliciously chocolatey, but, in the UK at least, there has always been a strong moral dimension to the cocoa business.

UK slavery rules to cover companies with £36m turnover

UK businesses with a turnover of more than £36 million will have to set out the steps they have taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in their supply chain, prime minister David Cameron has revealed.

US Congress to vote on supply chain slavery law

The US Congress is to be asked to vote on a bill targeting slavery in the supply chain. The bipartisan bill would require companies with sales over $100 million to disclose the measures they are taking to prevent human trafficking, slavery and child labour in their supply chains as part of their annual reports.

Government launches consultation on supply chain slavery

The government is launching a consultation with business on its plans to tackle slavery in supply chains. Minister Karen Bradley said: “I am determined to ensure that UK supply chains are not being infiltrated by modern slavery.”

Sainsbury’s pilots training on slavery in the supply chain

Sainsbury’s has started working with the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, which investigates labour exploitation, to train its product suppliers to identify whether hidden exploitative practices exist at the farms, pack houses, processing plants and factories throughout the global supply chain.

Increased scrutiny for supply chains

There were 2,744 potential victims of human trafficking in the UK last year – and that could just be the tip of the iceberg, according to Karen Bradley, who is minister for modern slavery at the Home Office. Globally, there could be as many as 30 million slaves in the world. The figures go some […]

Out Now: November issue of Supply Chain Standard

The November 2014 issue of Supply Chain Standard is out now through the iPad Newsstand. In the issue: Cover Story: Planning: The social dimension Good planning requires access to accurate, timely data. And that’s where social media has a role to play. Analysis: Penelope Ody The mince pies and Christmas cards may have been in […]

Slavery: the next supply chain challenge

Yesterday the UK’s Salvation Army published a report which revealed a 62 per cent rise in the number of victims of slavery that it has been called on to support in the past year. Not surprisingly, the government now wants large companies to make an annual statement on the action they have taken to ensure […]

Time to license supply chain professionals?

More than one in ten business leaders think modern slavery is likely to be in their supply chains, according to a poll by YouGov for the Chartered Instituted of Purchasing and Supply. And the institute is now warning that the UK could be sleepwalking into