LONDON – British MPs are urging the government to blacklist businesses which fail to provide evidence they do not have supply chain links to Xinjiang or refuse to answer questions about possible links. The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (BEIS) is urging the British Government to strengthen anti-modern slavery requirements for businesses and “get tough” on the use of forced labour in Xinjiang.
The BEIS Committee says the government needs to develop new measures compelling companies to ensure forced labour plays no part in their supply chains. It also called for the potential disqualification of directors of businesses which breach the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
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