IOSH members can have their say in a new consultation on the development of a standard around modern slavery.
The standard BS 25700 provides organizations with guidance for managing the risk of modern slavery, including prevention, identification, response, remediation, mitigation, and reporting modern slavery in its operations, supply chains and its wider operating environment.
BS 25700 has been published for a two-month public consultation period on the BSI Standards portal at http://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/projects/2020-03335
Commenting is easy: register online and then review the standard, providing comments in the comment boxes by 23 February, when the expert drafting panel will consider comments and incorporate any changes into the standard prior to publication in May.
For further information on the content and scope of BS 25700, a webinar has been arranged for Friday 28 January, where the expert panel will provide an overview of the clauses and content of the standard which is open to everyone.
You can join the webinar from 10:00-11:30 GMT here, using meeting ID 971 4940 5645 and password 123456.
Dr Ivan Williams, Policy Development Manager at IOSH, said: “In the actual world of work investors, shareholders and civil society stakeholders will increasingly impose reporting obligations and require companies to take proactive steps to achieve better transparency when assessing their processes and practices related to modern slavery.
“For this reason, it is critical that all interested members make the most of these engagement opportunities to provide input on how to improve standards on organisational responses against modern slavery issues occurring within businesses operations and supply chains.”