CORE says UK Govt. must ensure that new measures shine a light into company supply chain practices
CORE welcomes today’s announcement from Prime Minister David Cameron that companies with a turnover of more than £36 million will be required to report on slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains from October...CORE is now calling on the government to provide clear guidelines to business, detailing: the steps they are taking to assess and manage the risks of modern slavery in their supply chains; their organisational structure; policies; and staff training on the issue. The government must also ensure that a centralised repository for all slavery and human trafficking statements is established. Without this, it will be very difficult for investors, consumers and civil society organisations to find out what actions companies are taking, and to hold them to account.