Back to the Future: Assessing Industrials’ Readiness for Change

Will the lure of the past jeopardize the future of Industrials?Industrials are braced for yet another revolution. At the beginning of a new decade,...

UK: Managing ESG Compliance and Investor Expectations in the Mining Sector

The metals and mining sector is increasingly exposed to ESG risks, including concerns around emissions, water use, deforestation and community relations. At the same...

Australia: Modern Slavery Update: One Regime Starts, Another Stops

Let's first deal with the "stop" in New South Wales.The NSW Government has deferred the commencement of its Modern Slavery Act. The Special Minister...

South Africa: Redesigning Legal Services in Africa

Investors in Africa face an increasingly complex business environment, with numerous geopolitical and economic risks to consider, as well as having to comply with...

Global Legal Guide for Luxury & Fashion Companies

Despite geopolitical shifts, uncertainty and various factors that seem to affect numerous sectors, the global luxury and fashion industry has tripled in the last...

Door Still Open? Canada As Safe Harbour For Multinational Human Rights Litigation

There has been a growing wave of significant lawsuits in Canada against corporations for alleged international labour and human rights violations in their overseas operations or supply chains. As a result, the question on whether longstanding principles of corporate liability in Canada are due for an update has been raised.

Canada moves quickly on corruption and human rights sanctions

The Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act has entered into force. The Act gives Canada the ability to impose unilateral sanctions against “foreign nationals” who are involved in corruption or gross violations of human rights.

Amendments to the Thai Labour Protection Act Regarding Child Labour Violations

The key changes concern increased penalties for employers who fail to comply with requirements regarding employment and treatment of minors.

Increased Enforcement of U.S. Forced Labor Prohibition

The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 effectively eliminating a longstanding loophole in the United States’ general prohibition against the importation of goods made with forced labor. As a result, U.S. companies have witnessed a resurgence of U.S. Customs and Border Protection detentions/seizures.

Supply Chain Transparency & Reporting Legislation: Coming Soon to Canada?

A Report released late last week by World Vision Canada concludes that Canadian consumers are unwittingly buying goods made by child and forced labourers deep in the supply chains of Canadian companies.

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