The Modern Day Slavery Act has been given Royal Assent. From October 2015, means that any British business with a turnover of more than £36 million (globally) will have to report annually on their efforts to ensure that slave labour is not used in their supply chains. It is estimated this will mean around 12,000 British businesses will have to comply.
Nina Smith, Executive Director of GoodWeave, the organisation which works to end child labour in the rug industry and runs the GoodWeave rug labelling scheme, comments: "Supply chain transparency and responsibility are what GoodWeave is all about, particularly concerning child labour and trafficking. We applaud this important step taken by Parliament".
Reach carpet weaving communities and vulnerable children
On Saturday, April 25, a massive earthquake hit Nepal. Entire sections of Kathmandu, where GoodWeave operates, have collapsed, leaving thousands dead and injured and many more without shelter, food, water, and electricity. GoodWeave has established an earthquake recovery fund to help those in our facilities and communities to recover from this disaster.