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NEW REPORT - Retail 2020: A future insight of trends that will affect facility and property management

Posted by Len Simmons on Mar 27, 2017 3:30:00 PM

Altius, the UK’s leading retail supply chain compliance specialist, have unveiled their latest report, Retail 2020: A future insight of trends that will affect facility and property management.

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Topics: Retail

[INFOGRAPHIC] Modern slavery... and the struggle of supply chain professionals to ensure supplier compliance

Posted by Len Simmons on Mar 21, 2017 10:14:47 AM

We surveyed supply chain and procurement professionals across the UK, to shed light on the impact the Modern Slavery Act has had since its introduction in 2015. Here's some of the key findings from the Modern Day Slavery Survey Report.

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Topics: Modern Slavery

Contractor's guide to managing modern day slavery in your supply chain

Posted by Len Simmons on Mar 14, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The Modern Slavery Act, introduced into legislation in 2015, has made businesses think about their procurement process in more detail than ever before.

The role of procurement has now changed too, and professionals play an integral role in sourcing suppliers that follow the law and best practice techniques - creating a more transparent supply chain for their business.

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Topics: Modern Slavery

Key findings from the Modern Slavery Act Survey 2017

Posted by Len Simmons on Mar 7, 2017 11:00:00 AM

A nationwide survey that asked procurement and supply chain experts their thoughts on the impact that the Modern Slavery Act has had on their job, has found some interesting insights.

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Topics: Modern Slavery

Survey shows businesses need to do more to break shackles of modern slavery

Posted by Len Simmons on Mar 2, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The Modern Day Slavery Survey 2017 Report, published by compliance specialist Altius, shows that UK businesses need to do more to tackle modern slavery across their supply chains.

The survey of supply chain, procurement and health & safety managers finds that there is a strong desire to break the shackles of modern slavery. But 82 per cent of respondents said that they wanted to see members of the senior leadership team do more to ensure compliance with the Modern Slavery Act.

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Topics: News

Top law school reveals the role of business in dealing with Modern Slavery

Posted by Len Simmons on Feb 28, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Named as a top 20 law school by The Guardian, Derby Law School continues to develop responses to modern slavery, including working with the Anti-Slavery Commissioner and the GLA (Gangmasters Licensing Authority) to help combat labour exploitation and upskill the Government’s workforce in understanding Modern Slavery.

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Topics: News

5 actions firms must take to be compliant to the Modern Slavery Act in 2017

Posted by Len Simmons on Feb 21, 2017 11:00:00 AM

A 2016 survey carried out by the Altius team to question procurement professionals around the UK has thrown up some interesting correlations regarding modern slavery.

Despite the majority of respondents being aware of the importance of modern slavery and having a policy in place already, procurement professionals admitted that more needed to be done by their firm to ensure compliance going forward into 2017.

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Topics: Modern Slavery

Bishop of Derby supports launch of Altius Modern Slavery Report

Posted by Len Simmons on Feb 16, 2017 11:15:00 AM

The Bishop of Derby, The Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern, is a member of the Parliamentary Select Committee who published the report and subsequent draft Modern Slavery Bill. Following the launch of the Altius Modern Day Slavery Report, The Reverend kindly offered a foreword for the Report:

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Topics: News

[Free Download] Altius launch Modern Day Slavery Survey 2017 Report

Posted by Len Simmons on Feb 14, 2017 9:33:52 AM

Altius are pleased to launch the inaugural Modern Day Slavery Survey 2017 Report, following the nationwide survey completed by the team last year.

Modern slavery has become a hot topic for procurement and supply chain professionals as firms seek to gain compliance to the new legislation launched by the UK Government back in 2015. As a result, Altius asked for the anonymous opinions of professionals throughout the UK on the impact the new legislation has had.

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Topics: Modern Slavery

Creating an ethical procurement policy in light of the Modern Slavery Act update

Posted by Len Simmons on Nov 22, 2016 10:04:30 AM

The introduction of the Modern Slavery Act in 2015 has made UK companies sit up and take notice of their supply chain more than they ever have done before. Companies have been quick to assess their supply chain, but also to ensure that they are adhering to the updated legislation with a code of conduct and an ethical procurement policy.

An ethical procurement policy must make it clear to suppliers that compliance with requirements related to the Code of Conduct is mandatory. This requirement applies not only to existing suppliers but also to supplier selection and retention. This policy will be useful to set out what the process will be when breaches are found.

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Topics: Contractors