Whitepaper

Global Modern Slavery Legislation 2021

What businesses need to know

To help organisations prepare for upcoming changes, we have produced a whitepaper to provide essential guidance.

2020 was a significant year for human rights, not least due to the coronavirus crisis. While the impacts of the pandemic have been felt globally, some parts of society have suffered more than others. 

 

In July 2020, British online fashion chain Boohoo made headlines over allegations of low pay and unsafe working conditions in its supply chain. An official report concluded that the retailer had put profits over people; its monitoring of its supplier factories was “inadequate” because of weak corporate governance, while failure to assess the risk to workers during the pandemic was “inexcusable.”  

In other countries, alarming reports of worker exploitation came to light; from cases of mistreated fruit pickers and forced labour in supermarket supply chains in Australia to reports of workers living in dirty, cramped shipping containers at a glove-making factory in Malaysia. 

 

According to recent estimates from the International Labour Organisation, there are more than 40 million victims of modern slavery worldwide. The good news is that governments around the world are stepping up to root out the issue and hold companies to account. There were several significant developments in 2020: Australian businesses started reporting on modern slavery risks in their supply chains for the first time; the UK announced reforms to its landmark Modern Slavery Act, while countries including Switzerland, Germany, Norway and Finland proposed new human rights reforms.

 

Download the whitepaper to find out:

• New legislation coming down the line in Canada and the European Union
• Legislation under discussion and on its way in Germany and Switzerland
• Reforms to the Modern Slavery Act in the United Kingdom
• The next stage of reporting for The Modern Slavery Act in Australia
• New developments to be aware of in the United States.

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To help organisations prepare for the upcoming changes, we have produced a whitepaper to provide essential guidance.  

“The report includes steps organisations have taken to prevent and reduce the risk of child or forced labour throughout their supply chain.”
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Modern Slavery Questionnaire

Learn more about how ethiXbase can help your business identify, mitigate, and manage modern slavery risk and human rights abuses across your supply and manufacturing chains.

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