More than ever, businesses are using global supply chains to remain competitive. Often this involves businesses transferring parts of their supply chains to developing nations to benefit from reduced costs, particularly labour costs.
At the same time as supply chains are becoming global and unwieldy, the community, regulators and NGOs are holding businesses accountable for all parts of their supply chain. This poses real challenges for businesses, whose reputations are now reliant upon the conduct of disparate suppliers, over whom they have traditionally sought to have little control.
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The role of whistleblowing in creating and maintaining a healthy corporate culture
Whistleblowing is one of the most important means of identifying organisational or individual misconduct. Managed proactively, it provides an early warning system – identifying misconduct before it becomes systemic.
Three risk pressure points for businesses active in a modern Australia
The Australian economy is continuing to feel the effects of two important dynamics – the steady march of globalisation and digital disruption. While both are a huge opportunity for businesses active in this country and aboard, they come with significant risks that need to be managed closely.
Modern slavery and human trafficking – a comparative analysis of existing and emerging legislation in the United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore
How will corporates with operations or suppliers in the Asia Pacific region including Australia, Hong Kong and neighbouring Singapore, be affected by modern slavery reporting requirements?
Six degrees of separation: cyber risk across global supply chains
Global supply chains and secure technology are two of the pillars sustaining our fast-moving, interconnected world. As such, not only are they critical to global business operations, but they are also a high-value target for hacktivists and cyber criminals.
Above and beyond: human rights due diligence across businesses and supply chains
The societal trend towards more responsible sourcing of goods and services, and the promotion and protection of human rights by businesses, is translating into the regulatory sphere.