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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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Australia’s Modern Slavery Act Sets New Global Benchmark

Australia’s Modern Slavery Act Sets New Global Benchmark | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

International companies will need to monitor new human rights legislation in countries where they have important business relationships, not just their home jurisdictions. At the same time, going beyond the details of individual laws, firms should be ready for a process of continuous improvement in human rights standards in supply chains. This process starts with enhanced risk assessment.

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More than 40 million people are currently living in modern slavery. However, much is being done in terms of international and national regulations to eradicate the modern slavery, and businesses worldwide are becoming increasingly committed to sustainable procurement. In order, to make a real difference, more emphasis needs to be placed on truly understanding the plight of the people who end up in forced labor.

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CathNews - MPs call for new laws to tackle slavery

CathNews - MPs call for new laws to tackle slavery | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
"If you are a Woolworths or Coles and you're sourcing a product, you need to look into your supply chain to ensure there is no modern slavery practices or labour exploitation, or debt bondage," said Chris Crewther, chair of the committee.
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How do you tackle modern slavery issues within your supply chain?

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Industry wants to keep working on Safe Food for Canadians Act regulations

Industry wants to keep working on Safe Food for Canadians Act regulations | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

The influential Canadian Supply Chain Food Safety Coalition hailed the new Safe Food For Canadians Act regulations that began to take effect across Canada Tuesday, promising to continue work to make them “world class.” The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) replaced 14 sets of regulations as of Jan. 15 this year. The new single regulatory framework allows the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to enforce Canada’s new Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA). The new regulatory system shifts Canada’s food safety enforcement to prevention with a rigorous risk management and traceability focus.

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Business Starts To Take Human Rights Seriously As Laws And Benchmarks Start To Bite

Business Starts To Take Human Rights Seriously As Laws And Benchmarks Start To Bite | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Many of the world’s biggest companies are starting to get to grips with human rights issues in their operations and supply chains, but there is still a long way to go before this becomes business as usual, a new report says.
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Human rights-related risks have re-emerged to grab the spotlight as a top issue for procurement and supply chain professionals. There has been a growth in human rights reporting and commitment to transparency since the launch of the pilot benchmark in 2017.

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