Executive Briefings

20,000 Supply Chain Slaves in the U.K.?

Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 has come into force in English law. The U.K. government has issued a practical guide on the section saying the measure is designed to create a level playing field between those businesses, whose turnover is over a certain threshold, which act responsibly and those that need to change their policies and practices.

Many organizations are already taking action to promote ethical business practices and policies that protect workers from being abused and exploited in their own organization and global supply chains. However, there are still far too many people in the world being treated as commodities, states the guidance. There are also far too many organizations ignoring such abuses or who are knowingly responsible for policies and practices that result in workers being subjected to modern slavery in their operations.

Modern slavery (slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labor and human trafficking) is on the rise in the U.K. The Human Trafficking Foundation charity believes there are up to 20,000 slaves in the U.K.

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Many organizations are already taking action to promote ethical business practices and policies that protect workers from being abused and exploited in their own organization and global supply chains. However, there are still far too many people in the world being treated as commodities, states the guidance. There are also far too many organizations ignoring such abuses or who are knowingly responsible for policies and practices that result in workers being subjected to modern slavery in their operations.

Modern slavery (slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labor and human trafficking) is on the rise in the U.K. The Human Trafficking Foundation charity believes there are up to 20,000 slaves in the U.K.

Read Full Article