Jurisdictions around the world are increasingly requiring companies to have Modern Slavery compliance programmes in place to prevent the risk of forced labour and human trafficking from ocurring within their operations and supply chains. The United Kingdom, Australia, France, the Netherlands, and Norway have enacted laws that require companies to publicly disclose their efforts, and there are rapid developments in the United States and Canada which are following similar steps. Many multinational organisations with global supply chains are finding that they will have to comply with such requirements if they are to continue conducting business in these jurisdictions, regardless of where they are headquartered.
Beyond the legal requirements, companies have also been seeing investors and shareholders apply pressure for their companies to achieve better transparency in their supply chains. With the increasing pressure on companies to have in place measures to mitigate Modern Slavery risks, it has been found that many companies have not actually put in place even the minimum as required by law.
This whitepaper will provide an in-depth look at how to use the ISO 19600 framework to restructure your current compliance programme and meet Modern Slavery laws. By implementing an ISO 19600 system, your organisation will also be well positioned to comply with the soon-to-be released ISO 37301 compliance system standard, which will be certifiable by third-party auditors like ETHIC Intelligence.