The Supplier Code of Conduct, published recently by the UK Government’s Commercial Function contains several reasons to be optimistic. The standards it sets for suppliers to central government on world-class innovation, greater inclusion of SMEs, zero-tolerance of harassment and greater transparency on conflicts of interest are commendable.
However, its section on modern slavery could leave key stakeholders underwhelmed.
In the latest issue of In-Procurement Magazine, Michael Pollitt asks why the Government Supplier Code of Conduct only asks for compliance with “all applicable human rights laws”, including the Modern Slavery Act, rather than insisting on the best practice set out in its own Practical Guide on Transparency in Supply Chains.
Posted May 2018
Published on the Governance & Compliance website on December 19 2014 FIFA is to release the full report of its inquiry into the bidding processes for hosting the World Cup in Qatar and Russia, in answer to corruption allegations. FIFA president…
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