“Name and shame firms over supply chain slave labour, says Dame Sara Thornton”
Dame Sara Thornton, Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and Matthew Taylor, former Director of Labour Market Enforcement, write in today’s The Times that companies must be named and shamed if slavery or criminal labour exploitation is uncovered at any stage in their supply chain.
“Name and shame firms over supply chain slave labour, says Dame Sara Thornton” (The Times, 02/02/21)
Dame Sara writes:
“Evidence from around the world shows that naming and shaming can have a real impact on business practices. The upcoming Employment Bill provides a timely opportunity for parliament to consider how to incentivise business to do the right thing.”
Matthew Taylor writes:
“Everyone would be outed — no one is suggesting that the companies at the top of the supply chain are involved [in illegal practices]. But that it has taken place in their supply chain almost certainly means that they could have done more.
“Maybe they’re two or three steps removed. The point is it is not good enough to look at the next step in the supply chain, they need to be sure of what is happening all the way through.”
You can read the full article here.