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Briefing on the UK Modern Slavery Bill

ETI and BRC call for a transparency in supply chains provision for the Modern Slavery Bill

UNWG Consultation on National Action Plans – Submission on Remedy

The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), CORE, and the European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ) emphasise that, in the development of National Action Plans (NAPs), States must first conduct National Baseline Assessments (NBAs) and then commit in their NAP to close identified gaps through legislative or other regulatory means.

Modern Slavery Bill – Lords 2nd reading – 13 Nov 2014

This briefing has been prepared on behalf of a coalition of corporate accountability, fair trade, development and anti-slavery groups who are campaigning for effective measures on supply chain transparency to be included in the Bill. The coalition strongly supports the Government’s introduction at Report Stage of a measure to address transparency in the supply chain...

Coalition briefing for Modern Slavery Bill Report Stage – 3 Nov 2014

A coalition of corporate accountability and anti-slavery groups are campaigning for effective measures on supply chain transparency to be include in the Modern Slavery Bill. This briefing supports, in principle, the Government’s proposed measure to address transparency in supply chains. However, the current amendment needs to set out clear principles for what companies need to...

Robust EU legislation on responsible mineral sourcing

Recommendations to strengthen the European Commission’s proposal for a ‘regulation setting up a Union system for supply chain due diligence self-certification of responsible importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating in conflict affected and high-risk areas’

CORE submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the Modern Slavery Bill

The submission makes a series of recommendations to strengthen the Bill to improve corporate transparency and accountability. The document outlines the steps companies should take to minimise the risk of the most serious labour rights violations within their supply chain.

Second submission to the Drafting Group on Human Rights and Business of the Council of Europe

Comments and suggestions from Amnesty International, ECCJ, FIDH, CORE and Sherpa on the Draft Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member States on human rights and business of 22 August 2014.

Doing Business Better – CORE’s manifesto

The UK has taken some significant steps to address irresponsible corporate behaviour and to meet the growing expectations of ethical business standards from consumers and investors. Political will is needed now to translate policy commitments into practical changes. CORE’s manifesto, Doing Business Better, lays out its expectations from government ahead of the 2015 elections.