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Risks, rights and responsibilities: new report makes sense of modern slavery

Risks, rights and responsibilities: new report makes sense of modern slavery | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

As of 1 January 2019 the clock started for business with directors accountable for annual public modern slavery statements that describe how the business is identifying and managing modern slavery risks. While the 2020 horizon for first reports may seem distant, the decisions, activities and work you are doing right now will form the subject of your first statement.

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Australian companies 'significantly exposed' to slavery risk—investors

Australian companies 'significantly exposed' to slavery risk—investors | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Australian companies are “significantly exposed” to modern slavery in their supply chains, with sectors ranging from finance and mining to healthcare most at risk, an influential group representing some of the country’s biggest investors said. Australia last month became only the second country in the world to bring in an anti-slavery law, requiring large companies to report on modern slavery risks in their supply chains. In a report published on Thursday, it called on investors to apply pressure on companies to ensure meaningful reporting, saying slavery threatened shareholder value in addition to its devastating human impact.

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