Putting people and the planet at the core of business

Blog

The Government must seize the opportunity to strengthen the Modern Slavery Act

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

The second interim report by the Modern Slavery Act Independent Review makes a series of far-reaching recommendations to remedy the shortcomings of the Transparency in Supply Chains (TISC) clause (section 54), echoing CORE’s submission.

A

Read More »

New report demonstrates significant flaws in corporate sustainability reporting across the EU

Friday, February 8th, 2019

A new report published today by the Alliance for Corporate Transparency Project – of which CORE is a member – shows that companies in the UK and across Europe are failing to report meaningful information about their impacts on society and the environment.

Read More »

Who made our uniforms?

Friday, September 28th, 2018

new report published by CORE and ICAR reveals that that a third of companies that have supplied uniforms for UK public sector workers, including the armed forces and prison officers, have not reported on what they are doing to tackle slavery in their supply chains.

Read More »

Joint Statement Calls on Government for Central Modern Slavery Registry

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

CORE and 35 other organisations, including NGOs Anti-Slavery International, Unicef and Oxfam, Supermarkets Tesco and the Co-op, and Unions the TUC and Unison have signed a joint statement published by the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner calling on the Government to establish a central modern slavery registry.

Section 54 of the[…]

Read More »

Mind the Corporate Transparency Gap

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

The Home Secretary says there are ‘no excuses’ for businesses not to meet the gender pay gap reporting deadline. It’s time for Government to send the same message on modern slavery.

Today all private sector companies with 250 or more employees must have published details of their gender pay gap. Last week the deadline passed for[…]

Read More »

UK Modern Slavery Act Sets Example for Global Fight Against Exploitative Labour Practices – But Its Own Failings Must Be Addressed

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

This month, the Australian Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade published the findings from its inquiry into introducing a Modern Slavery Act, ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’, following an Australian government consultation paper containing a proposed model for the Act, released last summer.

In its preamble, the[…]

Read More »

Corporate governance reform or business as usual?

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Today the Government published its response to the Corporate Governance Green Paper consultation.

Over the weekend, proposals on executive pay captured the headlines. Government has backed away from giving shareholders a binding vote on executive pay, but plans instead to establish a public register of companies that have experienced a shareholder revolt – defined as a one-fifth vote against proposed top pay packets.

Read More »

Why investor engagement is crucial to the fight against modern slavery

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Blog by Patricia Carrier from the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

Modern slavery is pervasive across corporate supply chains in all regions of the world, generating approximately $150bn a year in illegal profits. Sectors that are vulnerable include: agriculture, apparel & footwear, construction, food & beverage, manufacturing[…]

Read More »

Open-access registry for the Modern Slavery Act critical & urgent, say key stakeholders

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires commercial organisations operating in the UK with an annual turnover above £36m to produce a statement setting out the steps they are taking to address and prevent the risk of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains.

A number of key stakeholders that were influential in securing the[…]

Read More »

NGOs publish new guidance for companies on reporting under the Modern Slavery Act

Monday, March 7th, 2016

In autumn, following our successful campaign for the introduction of the Transparency in Supply Chains (TISC) clause into the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we participated in discussions designed to inform the content of the accompanying Home Office statutory guidance for commercial organisations required to report under the new law.

While[…]

Read More »