Thursday 18th Jul 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Businesses ‘woefully unprepared’ for slavery act

UK businesses are woefully unprepared for the Modern Slavery Act’s reporting requirement despite the fact that the new rules come into force on 1st April, the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply has warned.

Slavery regulations apply from March

Businesses with a year end of 31st March 2016 will be the first required to publish a statement on the action they have taken to ensure their supply chains are slavery free.

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 […]