With only one week to go until LexisNexis host a free webinar there's still time to register. On January 19th 4pm, we ask industry leaders for their expertise on how the construction sector can mitigate modern slavery supply chain risk.
19 December 2016 - Posted by Mark Dunn in Human Trafficking Awareness, Anti-Bribery And Corruption
During the cheerful, festive period it can become too easy to turn a blind eye as to where our favourite gifts originate. In this article we take a deeper look into how modern slavery takes place in the makings of chocolate, wine and certain electronic goods.
30 November 2016 - Posted by Mark Dunn in Human Trafficking Awareness, Anti-Bribery And Corruption
This feature length article highlights findings from three new reports, showing the progress by companies complying with the UK Modern Slavery Act. With almost half of FTSE companies currently not complying, and 77% of companies that participated in a recent research study agreeing there is a likelihood of modern slavery occurring in their supply chains - there is still much to do.
Today is the 10th EU Anti-Trafficking Day which coincides with the UK’s Anti-Slavery Day. With 45.8 million people in modern slavery this day of awareness is a good moment to reflect and take action to help your business drive positive change.
There are more than 45 million victims of modern slavery globally with a significant number falling under the guise of construction workers. A new report from LexisNexis BIS - Hidden in Plain Site – Modern Slavery in the Construction Industry - aims to engage key stakeholders to address the issue from a global perspective.
The number of victims of modern slavery in England and Wales has increased fivefold since 2012, according to a new report issued by the Salvation Army.
The media’s reaction to the UN World Day against Trafficking in Persons to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.”
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 aims to bring accountability to businesses for forced labour in their supply chains and large organisations with a presence in the UK are required to produce an annual ‘slavery and human trafficking statement’ detailing the action they have taken. A recent report from Ergon Associates shows that although businesses are submitting statements ahead of the required deadline, the majority are lacking in key information and meaningful action.
The March 2016 Human Trafficking Awareness Index for the UK shows 615 trafficking-related articles published by the British and Irish media during March 2016. Using the Nexis filter of 'Subject' to filter through results against ‘Society, Social Welfare & Lifestyle’, reveal a diverse selection of reporting highlighting cases of human trafficking.
1 April 2016 - Posted by Sam Hemmant in Human Trafficking Awareness, Anti-Bribery And Corruption, Anti-Money Laundering
The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires organisations to produce an annual slavery and human trafficking statement, detailing the steps they have taken to mitigate these risks in their business and supply chains. If you carry out any part of your business in the UK and turnover more than £36M globally, the requirement applies to you. Watch our guide for more information.