10 October 2017 - Posted by Mark Dunn in Human Trafficking Awareness, Anti-Bribery And Corruption
Our latest blog post introduces last weekend’s One Young World Summit 2017, Bogotá, Columbia, where LexisNexis BIS had a reporter on the ground. The latest Summit was a forum for debate on and sharing of innovative ideas for addressing serious global issues, including corruption and human rights.
12 July 2017 - Posted by Mark Dunn in Procurement And Supply Chain, Human Trafficking Awareness
Glamorous photographs from Paris’ Haute Couture Fashion Week were shared around the world, but behind the scenes, some of the world’s largest fashion brands are facing ugly accusations of pollution, unethical sourcing and modern slavery in their supply chains.
10 July 2017 - Posted by Mark Dunn in Human Trafficking Awareness, Anti-Bribery And Corruption
In October 2015, the UK Modern Slavery Act came into effect. One year later, several reports have measured and scrutinised the quality of businesses’ modern slavery statements. Read on to learn how the obligations imposes on UK businesses and how you can meet them.
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.
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.
The UK’s Modern Slavery Act, which took effect from 29 October 2015, promised to consolidate and toughen existing anti-trafficking legislation in the UK. The bill enforced transparency in supply chains, making an annual ‘slavery and human trafficking statement’ a legal requirement for large businesses. However, an Ergon report of the first 100 statements has revealed shortcomings.
The February 2016 Human Trafficking Awareness Index for the UK shows 711 trafficking-related articles published by the British and Irish media during February 2016. Using the Nexis filter of 'Subject' to filter through results, dominant news stories appearing across all media related to the Calais 'Jungle'. Further filtering results using the term ‘Calais’ revealed 29 stories published in the UK & Irish media. This blog focuses on three of the Calais stories: Jungle children; under siege trucker...
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.