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Beyond Compliance: Effective reporting under the modern slavery act, CORE Coaltion, Feb 2016


"A guide to human rights for small and medium-sized enterprises", Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, European Commission, developed by Global CSR, Dec 2012


European Commission's guidance for ICT, recruitment and oil & gas sectors, European Commission (prepared by Shift & Institute for Human Rights and Business), Jun 2013

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