When it comes to supply chain management, we understand that different businesses are exposed to entirely different risks and levels of complexity.
Our Supply Chain module is an interactive satellite mapping platform for analysing and communicating complex environmental and social business data that might affect your supply chain.
As of October 2015, under the Modern Slavery Act established in March 2015, all companies doing business in the UK with a turnover of £36m or more have to deliver annual statement covering how they are preventing slavery and human trafficking taking place in their supply chains. If the company is taking no steps to combat slavery, this must also be disclosed.
According to the International Labour Organization, around 21 million men, women and children around the world are in some form of slavery, estimated to generate profits of $150bn annually.
Businesses covered by the Act must publish a “slavery and human trafficking statement” setting out the steps it has taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its supply chains and within its own business.
While the Act does not prescribe on the exact contents of this statement it does provide some guidance on what might be included:
Deforestation due to cocoa production continues to be a serious problem for the chocolate industry as a result of pressures caused by rising demand for chocolate, decreasing production capacity from cocoa trees, lack of good agricultural practice and shrinking suitable land areas due to climate change.
Our paper, which you can download below, examines key areas for understanding and tackling deforestation in the cocoa value chain, including: