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USA, Inc. v. Doe I and Cargill Inc. v. Doe I. These cases are brought against two major chocolate manufacturers in relation to allegations of using child slave labour in West Africa. Children were abducted from their families in Mali and Burkina Faso, then taken to Cote D’Ivoire and forced to work in terrible conditions. 

The article linked to below is  perhaps a good reminder for us all about #fastfashion. Is there something different you […]

Whilst the call for mandatory due diligence addresses the need for uniform legislation that mandates action and has appropriate penalties or enforcement provisions in place, the EU has also recognised that corporate governance plays a key role in delivering the EU’s commitment to the SDGs.

This checklist for the public sectory can be used as a guide to carry out a preliminary assessment to evaluate whether the MSA will apply to a public sector body and how well equipped they are to meet the mandatory reporting criteria.

Following its response to the consultation on the Modern Slavery Act (MSA), the UK Government has committed to amending section […]

Modern slavery is a serious crime that takes many forms including forced labour, trafficking, unpaid work, and servitude. Victims are […]

Background The Disclosure Regulation will apply from the 10th of March 2021. It compels professional investors and financial advisors to […]

The European Union has announced plans to develop a legislative proposal by 2021 that will require businesses to carry out due diligence on human rights and environmental impacts of their operations and supply chains. With many companies already being subject to some form of reporting legislation, Ardea International are looking into how mandatory due diligence differs from reporting.

New white paper – exploring the value of codes of conduct for responsible business practices

Thursday 12th November 2020 11:00am New York / 4:00pm London Join the webinar to learn how: businesses are addressing concerns […]

First published by Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Celebrated as a landmark moment in preventing modern slavery by […]

This piece will explore some of the decent work indicators and talks about 5 things businesses can do to promote decent work.

In this piece we discuss what decent work is, why we should care about decent work and what some of the benefits were.

Increasing consumer awareness and a growing raft of regulations put businesses under more pressure than ever to make responsible purchasing decisions

Supreme Court summary which concerns environmental impacts of the operations of the Shell Group in Nigeria.