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Anti-Slavery Day: complying with human rights law

Paul Hodgson | October 17, 2018

In honour of Anti-Slavery Day on Oct. 18, companies may want to familiarise themselves with a recent guide, “Managing Compliance With Environmental and Human Rights Law in Organisations,” published by the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) and written by Ardea International Director Colleen Theron.

The impetus behind the guide is the result of an online member survey conducted by the IEMA in early 2018 that found “nearly two thirds of the survey participants worked for organisations that did not have integrated compliance management systems in place to manage environmental and human rights compliance.”

The guide covers environmental and human rights regulation in the United Kingdom, environmental management systems currently in use, managing performance with respect to legal compliance, roles and responsibilities, as well as internal and external communications and external certification. “The underlying theme,” says the introduction, “is...

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