Modern Slavery Desktop Audit

$2,750.00

Evolving mandatory disclosure mechanisms in this context carry some promise in terms of addressing the most serious socially negative ‘externalities’ of global manufacturing supply chains, as well as narrowing the perennial national-level implementation gap in international human rights law. Such mechanisms have important implications for business and for the legal, accounting and assurance professions, which may be familiar with reporting requirements, but not in a human rights context. Yet more empirical research is needed, both on the assumptions underlying mandatory human rights reporting schemes and their intended purpose, as well as the drivers and patterns of corporate responses to such mechanisms.

Businesses can maintain responsibility and transparency in their supply chains through actions such as the following:

  • Within your business, build awareness of human rights and modern slavery risks with team members in all areas
  • Include clauses and terms that address modern slavery risks in contracts with suppliers and contracts
  • Conduct a review of all business operations and those of your suppliers and other business partners to identify areas where there may be a risk of forced labour and modern slavery practices
  • Develop action plans to address risks or potential risks identified and then a process to assess effectiveness
  • Increase awareness of privacy risks and input relevant controls to mitigate these risks
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Evolving mandatory disclosure mechanisms in this context carry some promise in terms of addressing the most serious socially negative ‘externalities’ of global manufacturing supply chains, as well as narrowing the perennial national-level implementation gap in international human rights law. Such mechanisms have important implications for business and for the legal, accounting and assurance professions, which may be familiar with reporting requirements, but not in a human rights context. Yet more empirical research is needed, both on the assumptions underlying mandatory human rights reporting schemes and their intended purpose, as well as the drivers and patterns of corporate responses to such mechanisms.

Businesses can maintain responsibility and transparency in their supply chains through actions such as the following:

  • Within your business, build awareness of human rights and modern slavery risks with team members in all areas
  • Include clauses and terms that address modern slavery risks in contracts with suppliers and contracts
  • Conduct a review of all business operations and those of your suppliers and other business partners to identify areas where there may be a risk of forced labour and modern slavery practices
  • Develop action plans to address risks or potential risks identified and then a process to assess effectiveness
  • Increase awareness of privacy risks and input relevant controls to mitigate these risks