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

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