Seasonal workers are protected by the code's commitments ©Getty Images
Seasonal workers are protected by the code's commitments ©Getty Images

Welsh supply chain code explained

Here is how businesses in Wales are applying ethical labour guidelines

In March this year, the Welsh Government launched a Code of Practice on Ethical Employment in Supply Chains. With the Welsh public sector spending around £6bn on goods, works and services with complex, international supply chains, all Welsh public bodies and those businesses supplying them are expected to sign up to the code, with other Welsh organisations encouraged to do so.

The code has 12 commitments, ranging from appointing an anti-slavery and ethics champion and training procurement professionals on modern slavery to ensuring blacklisting is not used anywhere in the supply chain and considering paying all staff the Living Wage, as set by the Living Wage Foundation.

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