Compliance Check: Gaps and Good Practices Appear in Modern Slavery Statements
Posted on 06-26-2017 by Ulyana Androsova

In October 2015, the UK Modern Slavery Act came into effect, including the Transparency in Supply Chains (TISC) clause requiring businesses to disclose the steps they are taking to tackle modern slavery. Businesses with a year-end of 31 st March 2016 were the first ones required to publish their modern... Read More

Understanding the link between the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark and risk management
Posted on 04-06-2017 by Ulyana Androsova

Last month, the inaugural Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) was launched. The Benchmark analysed 98 of the Global 500 largest publicly listed companies on their human rights performance. In this blog, we give insight into the results of the first analysis and explain why the CHRB matters. The... Read More

International Women’s Day: #BeBoldForChange and Modern Slavery
Posted on 03-08-2017 by Anna Stevens

Today is International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Visit http://www.internationalwomensday.com/ for more information. This day is a good moment to shine a light... Read More

Strong risk of modern slavery in construction industry
Posted on 01-12-2017 by Ulyana Androsova

There is a "strong risk" of modern slavery in the global construction sector and its material supply chains, according to a recent LexisNexis report . The report found that forced labor and other exploitation that constitutes modern slavery are common, concealed and subject to inadequate prevention... Read More

Compliance in 2017: What to Expect
Posted on 01-09-2017 by Ulyana Androsova

At the start of 2017, we look at key trends and developments in regulatory compliance this year. Beneficial ownership Beneficial ownership will remain a major issue in corporate transparency in 2017. Countries will face increasing pressure from intergovernmental bodies to improve the availability... Read More

3 Christmas presents that could be tainted by modern slavery
Posted on 12-20-2016 by susan.lawson-dawson@lexisnexis.com

Consumers’ purchasing behavior is increasingly influenced by businesses’ ethical behavior. Since this season of celebration and festivities and goes hand in hand with consumption, it is a good moment to look into some of the products that are at risk of being produced by people in modern... Read More

Reviewing compliance trends in 2016
Posted on 12-15-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

With 2016 drawing to a close, we review the main developments in financial crime over the last year. Beneficial ownership making headlines Beneficial ownership was arguably the most talked-about issue in financial crime in 2016. This was partly because of the release of the Panama Papers in April... Read More

Anti-Slavery Day 2016: Your Due Diligence Efforts Can Make a Difference
Posted on 10-18-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

Around the globe, countries have declared October 18 Anti-Trafficking Day or Anti-Slavery Day to increase awareness into the ongoing plight of men, women and children impacted by modern slavery. As such, it is an ideal day to look at how companies can—and in some cases, are required to—mitigate... Read More

Defeating Modern Slavery Takes a Coordinated Effort
Posted on 09-01-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

With Labor Day just around the corner, we took a look at the dark side—forced labor. Three years ago, the UN General Assembly introduced World Day against Trafficking in Persons in conjunction with its Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. The plan urges governments worldwide... Read More

World Day Against Child Labor Highlights the Need for Due Diligence
Posted on 06-09-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

Today more than 168 million children aged 5-17 in work—most in horrible conditions— around the world. This Sunday, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) will be raising awareness of child labor hidden in supply chains during World Day Against Child Labor . These children find themselves... Read More

Know Your Vendors: Risks of Modern Slavery Demand Due Diligence
Posted on 02-24-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

The passage of the UK Modern Slavery Act last October means that a large number of companies must now attest to the risk mitigation processes used to keep forced labor out of their supply chains. The annual Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement is required of any company or subsidiary that operates... Read More