FTSE 100 and the UK Modern Slavery Act17 October 2017
This event is organised by the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and Rathbone Greenbank Investments.
17:30 – 19:30, Tuesday 17 October 2017
Rathbone Investment Management, 8 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7AZ
Kindly hosted by Rathbone Greenbank Investments, the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre will present findings from their most recent analysis on reporting under the UK Modern Slavery Act and you are warmly invited to join our event.
30 September 2017 marks the end of the first full year of reporting under the UK Modern Slavery Act. During September 2016, the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre conducted analysis of the first available modern slavery statements from 27 FTSE 100 companies. Most companies showed weak disclosure on the most important modern slavery issues companies face in their supply chains and operations. One year later, the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has again examined the modern slavery statements of FTSE 100 companies.
This event will provide an insight into the current quality of reporting under the UK Modern Slavery Act. It will examine whether there has been an improvement in company reporting over the past year, and the experience of companies reporting on these issues. In addition, it will look at the role that the investment community and private sector can play in driving positive corporate action to eliminate modern slavery from supply chains.
17:45 – 18:45 Presentations and Q&A
Speaker: Phil Bloomer, Executive Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Host: Nicola Day, Investment Director, Rathbone Greenbank Investments
Speaker: Louise Nicholls, Corporate Head of Human Rights, Food Sustainability (Plan A) and Food packaging, Marks and Spencer
Speaker: Matt Crossman, Engagement Manager, Rathbone Greenbank Investments
18:45 – 19:30 Drinks reception and networking
Click here to read more about Rathbone Greenbank Investments engagement programmes to eradicate modern slavery in the global economy.
With thanks to our host: