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Construction industry unaware of modern slavery risks, survey finds

Construction industry unaware of modern slavery risks, survey finds | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
While 84% of respondents from a sample survey of the group’s 14,000 construction industry members agreed that the UK should take leadership on modern slavery and human trafficking, 51% conceded a lack of knowledge about necessary measures to take if the issue was met in their organisation.
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There is a great need by all tiers of the supply chain to work together to turn awareness into action. Are you working your way in your supply chain to take action against modern slavery?

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Norm Miller's curator insight, October 24, 2016 12:56 PM
With so many desperate immigrants in the world modern day exploitation is possible or various forms of slave labor.
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Only half of British businesses vet suppliers for UK Bribery Act compliance

Only half of British businesses vet suppliers for UK Bribery Act compliance | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

The Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services team at Ernst & Young has today (Tuesday) released research revealing that nearly half (48%) of British firms are failing to vet their suppliers for compliance with the UK Bribery Act, ...

EcoVadis's insight:

According to this recent E&Y study, less than half of firms sampled carry out third- party due diligence in their supply chain. Is it because of a lack of  available ready-to-use solutions, lack of pressure from legal/compliance departments about potential sanctions and liabilities?  The absence of a proactive approach from U.K. companies can also be explained by the lack of prosecution cases so far.

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The U.K. Modern Slavery Act - Implications and Impacts

The U.K. Modern Slavery Act - Implications and Impacts | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
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A new white paper from EcoVadis on the UK Modern Slavery Act

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