Haymarket and CIPS Relaunch Supply Management With Anti-Slavery Campaign

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has relaunched its publication, Supply Management, with a campaign to help eliminate slavery in the supply chain. According to a CIPS news article, the campaign was launched in response to a survey which “revealed that one fifth of large UK businesses are not aware of their obligations under the Modern Slavery Act, which came into force in October 2015.” In November, Haymarket Media Group (HMG) was contracted by CIPS to be its supplier of media and events. “Haymarket now produces all CIPS media for its Supply Management brand: member magazine, website content, email bulletins, social media and jobs board plus all associated commercial activity.”

Highlights, directly quoted, of Slavery Act Survey results include:

  • One in five UK supply chain managers are unaware of the new rules
  • 27% do not fully understand what their business is required to do to
  • One in four cannot name a single step they have taken to comply with the law
  • More than half say they lack the skills to deal with modern slavery in their supply chains
  • 68% of supply chain managers call for legal and financial penalties for non-compliance
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