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(English) Changes ahead for the UK Modern Slavery Act?

When the Modern Slavery Act became law in March 2015 it was considered a landmark piece of legislation; the first of its kind in Europe and one of the first in the world to address modern slavery and human trafficking. Other countries soon followed suit, France introduced the Devoir de Vigilance in 2017, Australia passed…

(English) What will gender pay gap reporting really achieve?

Early reports on gender pay gap reporting for 2018 look somewhat disappointing. According to an analysis by the BBC of the initial reports published (about 10% of the expected total), four in ten private companies are reporting wider gaps than last year. However, of the 1,100+ companies that have reported so far, there is a…

(English) French legislation driving change in business ethics

Tough legislation introduced in France over the last two years has placed ethics and compliance issues at the forefront for French companies. Some, such as L’Oréal, are already leading the way in many areas, others are investing time and resources into strengthening and developing their ethics and compliance programmes. GoodCorporation has worked with French organisations…

(English) Business ethics trends for 2019

Ethical conduct was firmly in the spotlight for much of 2018 for a variety of reasons, from the #MeToo movement which pushed bullying and harassment onto board agendas, through to the implementation of GDPR which turned us all into data privacy experts. Despite the many geopolitical challenges around the world and the forecasts predicting a…

(English) Évaluation de tiers : les trois principaux pièges à éviter

Les relations commerciales avec les tiers demeurent le risque de corruption le plus important pour les entreprises. Depuis l’entrée en vigueur de la Convention de l’OCDE sur la lutte contre la corruption en 1999, près de la moitié des sanctions résulte de faits de corruption via des agents commerciaux, des intermédiaires, des distributeurs ou des…