Human rights and trade | Podcast

Microphone Freshfields on brands’ evolving modern slavery supply chain risks

Why companies will need to act rather than just report on modern slavery

Michelle Bramley, global head of knowledge, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, talks with Ian Welsh about evolving legislative requirements on modern slavery – and human rights more generally – across jurisdictions. The direction of travel, Bramley argues, is very much away from a voluntary reporting approach towards a mandatory duty to act.  
 
They discuss the evolving risks for business, and why even though companies may not individually have sufficient leverage to budge entrenched interests in their supply chain, they still must take all reasonable steps to identify and mitigate human rights abuses. 

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