The construction and services giant Sweett Group has been fined £2.25 million after it pleaded guilty to failing to prevent an act of bribery intended to secure a contract. The case followed an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) into corruption and bribery in the United Arab Emirates and should serve as a clear and explicit warning to businesses that compliance failures in the supply chain will not be ignored.
29 February 2016 - Posted by Sam Hemmant in Human Trafficking Awareness, Anti-Bribery And Corruption, Media Monitoring
Amnesty International’s recent report about child labour in supply chains demonstrated children as young as seven working in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Cobalt is used in mobile phone batteries and Amnesty accuses several global electronics brands of failing to do basic supply chain checks. This was widely reported in the media at the time but is not the only example of media interest in the issue of modern slavery.