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Supply Chains: Human Rights

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL1104, tabled on 20 June 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will introduce legislation to make supply chain human rights due diligence mandatory.

Answered on

5 July 2022

The UK Government has consistently supported the United Nations Guiding Principles (UNGPs) on business and human rights, which are widely regarded as the authoritative international framework to steer practical action by governments and businesses worldwide on this important agenda, and encourage businesses to voluntarily adopt due diligence approaches to respecting human right. We continue to keep our policy under review. The new Modern Slavery Strategy is due to be published shortly and will set the direction of our modern slavery and global supply chains work for the years to come.