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.
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.
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.