Drivers for companies act on human rights and modern slavery
What factors drive companies to act on human rights and modern slavery in their operations? The Guardian looks at a couple of key ones and how culture can be changed for the better.
Some key takeaways:
Employees don’t realise the power they have to change the practices of their organisations.
A change-agent has a few tactics they can employ for building support. They can identify a senior ally with an overlapping interest, such as someone in audit, risk management or finance.
Collaborating with organisations with similar agendas such as NGOs can also provide the weight an employee needs internally to get support for initiating change.
Developing a procurement code that represents the principles and standards the company will hold itself (and its suppliers) that set out principles and standards – with clear routes for suppliers to achieve those standards