Protecting Rights. Ending Corporate Abuse

Modern slavery and labour rights

Open-access registry for the Modern Slavery Act critical & urgent, say key stakeholders

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires commercial organisations operating in the UK with an annual turnover above £36m to produce a statement setting out the steps they are taking to address and prevent the risk of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains. A number of key stakeholders that were influential in securing the...

Beyond Compliance: Effective reporting under the Modern Slavery Act 2015

This guidance is for organisations required to report under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It sets out our initial thinking on how companies can use the new provision to link reporting to the wider due diligence needed to eradicate human trafficking, forced labour and slavery from their supply chains.

NGOs publish new guidance for companies on reporting under the Modern Slavery Act

In autumn, following our successful campaign for the introduction of the Transparency in Supply Chains (TISC) clause into the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we participated in discussions designed to inform the content of the accompanying Home Office statutory guidance for commercial organisations required to report under the new law. While the Home Office guidance gives...

Modern Slavery Bill: information on supply chains must be easy to access

Baroness Nosheena Mobarik CBE   Transparency is the new globalisation.  Transformative in its effects, demanding different ways of doing business, posing significant challenges while creating tremendous opportunities. Nowhere is this more evident than in the management of international supply chains.  Investors, consumers and, increasingly, regulators all want to know more about company supply chains.  What...

Modern Slavery Bill: Ensuring Transparency in Supply Chains

Tweet Slavery can be lucrative, and not just for human traffickers. Many companies benefit, whether knowingly or unknowingly, from cheap labour in their supply chains. Parliament is discussing a Modern Slavery Bill that the government says will hold big business to account to keep supply chains slavery free.   However the bill the government proposes:...

Surprise news from Home Office adds momentum to Transparency in Supply Chains campaign

Tweet Details awaited on government plans to require business to deal with supply chain slavery The Home Office surprised human rights campaigners this week with an announcement that it plans to include measures in the Modern Slavery Bill to address slavery in global supply chains. CORE Director, Marilyn Croser, offered a cautious welcome to the...

Human rights violations have increased 70% globally since 2008

Tweet by Marilyn Croser CORE The UK government must hold companies to account for abuses such as slavery, land grabs and trade in conflict minerals, says report Since 2008, there has been an unprecedented rise in human rights violations globally, up 70% according to a new report. Workers’ rights are seriously compromised and rural and...

Channel 4 Dispatches: Supermarkets – only half the story

This week, Channel 4 Dispatches investigated supermarket supply chains and revealed the working lives of those at the very bottom: the people who pick, pack and manufacture our food.