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Five questions you should ask yourself today on your modern slavery policy and process

Posted by Len Simmons on May 30, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The UK Government has set the turnover threshold at £36 million for companies that have to report on their supply chain modern slavery. Despite this threshold, the Government is still advising companies with smaller turnovers to analyse their supply chains to ensure they are ‘slavery free’.

Modern slavery is still a major concern in the industry, with only 30% of procurement and supply chain professionals believing their suppliers were compliant with the new legislation.

To assist you in the analysis of your current modern slavery policy and process, answer these five key questions on modern slavery:

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Topics: Modern Slavery

How we can help businesses really care about their corporate ethical footprint

Posted by Len Simmons on May 23, 2017 11:00:00 AM

In 2015, the UK Government introduced the Modern Slavery Act, which requires businesses with a turnover of £36 million or over, to release a statement outlining steps they are taking to comply with the new legislation. What many companies miss is that the statement should also reference efforts to check their supply chains too.

This is in response to a global stance to wipe out modern slavery after the International Labour Organization estimated that 30 million people are enslaved today, and the profit generated by this labour is $150 billion annually.

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[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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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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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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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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[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