Did you think we had left slavery behind?

Rebecca Ellinor Tyler is editor of Supply Management
18 January 2016

It’s a shocking thought: as I sit here with my mobile, wearing cotton and with lunch not far away, I am complicit in using around 40-60 modern-day slaves. I’m not alone.

It’s a shocking thought: as I sit here with my mobile, wearing cotton and with lunch not far away, I am complicit in using around 40-60 modern-day slaves. I’m not alone.
Anyone who eats food and owns a smartphone 
or an item of cotton clothing could be guilty. Organisations large and small are likely to have incidences of human rights abuses in their supply chains – they just might not know it.
In this revamped issue of Supply Management, we ask you to join us in supporting CIPS’ campaign to put an end to slavery. CIPS’ research on p8 shows businesses are woefully unprepared to meet the requirements of the UK’s new Modern Slavery Act.
To that end, we and CIPS are here to help. Our cover feature explores the complexities of this modern slavery and what you can do about it. Lots more information can be found on supplymanagement.com. Although slavery is the focus of this issue, we also talk to Heathrow’s procurement boss Ian Ballentine and analyse Amazon’s e-commerce juggernaut. We’d love to hear your views at 
smeditorial@haymarket.com

Anyone who eats food and owns a smartphone or an item of cotton clothing could be guilty. Organisations large and small are likely to have incidences of human rights abuses in their supply chains – they just might not know it.

In our latest, revamped issue of Supply Management magazine, we ask you to join us in supporting CIPS’ campaign to put an end to slavery. CIPS’ research shows businesses are woefully unprepared to meet the requirements of the UK’s new Modern Slavery Act.

To that end, we and CIPS are here to help. Our cover feature explores the complexities of this modern slavery and what you can do about it.

Although slavery is the focus of the February issue of Supply Management, we also talk to Heathrow’s procurement boss Ian Ballentine and analyse Amazon’s e-commerce juggernaut. We’d love to hear your views at smeditorial@haymarket.com

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