The dirty side of clean technology – the hidden realities of mineral supply chains

Tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold. These four minerals are strongly linked to human exploitation, child labour and modern slavery, and for every gram of these minerals that is purchased, the armed militant groups that illegally control many of the mines are effectively being funded to carry out these human rights abuses.  Conflict minerals are a […]

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Identifying practical steps to tackle modern slavery

With Anti-Slavery day coming up tomorrow (18th October), our thoughts are focused on the improvements the UK still has to make in tackling modern slavery. But last Wednesday (5th October), the UK’s Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland, and the Inter–Departmental Ministerial Group on modern slavery both published reports that took a more reflective look over the […]

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Is Business Ethics an Oxymoron?

Human Trafficking, forced labour and slavery are currently very much at the top of the global agenda. Organisations need to be increasingly aware of their ethical responsibilities in helping to reduce these human rights violations. Globally, over 21 million people today are trapped, victims of forced labour and human trafficking. It is estimated that the […]

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Is the Gig up for the ‘Gig Economy’?

The Gig Economy is the phrase used to refer to the environment in which temporary positions are common and organisations contract with independent workers for short – term engagements. The trend towards the gig economy is growing with many companies having an increasingly larger self-employed labour force – UBER, Deliveroo and Hermes to name just […]

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