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Slavery 2 246Modern slavery due diligence technology 

Slavery is an issue of our time and this abuse exists in all industries and countries. There are an estimated16 million slaves in business supply chains.

In order to help end slavery, companies are expected to conduct ongoing due diligence, consistent with the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights. Failure to act creates ethical, operational, reputational and legal risk for companies.

New laws require many companies to report on the steps they are taking to tackle slavery.

How can a company reduce the risk of slavery in its supply chain?

Technology can help. One such organisation is RightsDD. They are an award winning start-up with a unique slavery risk database and a  multidisciplinary team with expertise in business and human rights. Based in London, they serve clients around the world and help them mitigate risk and make informed decisions through intelligent technology to drive change.

Through their software, they help you gather relevant data about your operations and suppliers and analyse this using technology and their existing risk data, identifying key areas of slavery risk on a custom dashboard. This helps prioritize areas for action and helps create plans. It also creates a modern slavery statement for compliance reporting.

They also have online training re modern slavery for staff...

Good to see such companies emerging!

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Geoff Knott, 21/07/2021

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