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Shift maps supply chain reporting provision in UK's Modern Slavery Act against UN Guiding Principles
Author: Shift, Published on: 5 August 2015
The UK’s Modern Slavery Act...is a critical step forwards in strengthening company disclosure on efforts to prevent some of the most serious abuses that exist in today’s global supply chains...However, the Act has raised questions for many UK companies about the relationship between its provisions...and their broader responsibility to respect human rights. What exactly are they being asked to report on relating to modern slavery? And how does this new reporting requirement relate to what they are already doing to implement the UN Guiding Principles? This short analysis by Shift aims to help companies and other stakeholders understand the relationship between the provisions of the Act and the expectations of the UN Guiding Principles.