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12 August 2019

Calls for major reforms to UK Modern Slavery Act & mandatory due diligence growing, Ethical Corporation reports

Author: Katherine Steiner-Dicks, Ethical Corporation

"‘We know most global companies have modern slavery in their supply chains’", 6 Aug 2019...

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2 August 2019

Charity & police break up UK's largest modern slavery ring; victims worked in farms allegedly supplying UK retailers & supermarkets

In July 2019, the largest-ever modern slavery ring uncovered in the UK has been broken up following a three-year investigation into its activities. Investigators found some of its 400 victims worked for as little as 50p a day, working on farms, rubbish...

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1 June 2004

UK: High costs holding back ethical consumers, report finds

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1 June 2004

[PDF] full report: "Consuming for Good? The role of consumers in driving responsible business"

Author: Agenda Scotland & Scottish Consumer Council

[refers to Co-operative Group, Focus-Wickes, BT, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Homebase (part of GUS), B&Q (part of Kingfisher), Shell, Littlewoods, Cafédirect]

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1 August 2002

Ethical sourcing codes - the answer to supply chain sustainability concerns?

Author: Sarah Roberts, National Centre for Business and Sustainability, in Ethical Corporation Magazine

Sarah Roberts looks at implementing ethical sourcing codes and the challenges of gaining certification [refers to clothing and footwear sectors; logging/forest products sector including firms Sappi, Mondi; building materials/do-it-yourself sector...

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