More than 18 million people are victims of forced labour—but a new ethical sourcing standard could help. Get the details on the BES 6002 launched by BRE and the value it offers in our latest blog post.
3 February 2017 - Posted by Mark Dunn in Human Trafficking Awareness, Anti-Bribery And Corruption
Using the insights from our latest webinar, Modern Slavery in Construction, we have compiled the most engaging discussion highlights from our experts into an intriguing report. Read more on our panellists responses to the ethical labour issues in the sector.
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.
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.