Human Rights and Modern Slavery
17 November 2022, 15:00 - 16:30
Reporting is one of the key components of human rights due diligence. It helps companies test their understanding of the human rights risks they are connected to, spark internal conversations to address them and communicate more effectively with external stakeholders. It also offers investors, civil society and others, useful insights to help them make informed decisions and incentivise better business practice. As internal audit do you have human rights reporting on your agenda?
Modern slavery is the severe exploitation of other people for personal or commercial gain. Modern slavery is all around us, but often just out of sight. People can become entrapped making our clothes, serving our food, picking our crops, working in factories, or working in houses as cooks, cleaners or nannies. Certain commercial organisations must publish an annual statement setting out the steps they take to prevent modern slavery in their business and their supply chains. This is a requirement under Section 54 (Transparency in Supply Chains) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Is your organisation required to publish an annual statement?