Global GreenTag has been investigating product and supply chains in pursuit of ethical product certifications that address the majority of the issues covered by Modern Slavery laws since their composition a decade ago. 

David Baggs, CEO of Global GreenTag International, the force behind the Global GreenTag MSD, says that the MSD gives the industry a unified language, to assist in the collation and aggregation of variable quality information, rendering the results transparent and examine not only the possibility of Modern Slavery as necessitated by various laws, but also on the quality of the information which forms the basis of that assessment.

Although government-enforced financial penalties would not be administered yet due to the effects of COVID19, it has introduced the globe’s inaugural online register to facilitate the transparency of facts regarding modern slavery transparency, and this year will present publishing companies’ statements regarding their compliance with the new legislation, says Baggs.

Timely developments in the building industry, like a new credit proposed within the LEED Pilot Credit Library, and the International WELL Building Standard for MS Compliant or Ethical Supply Chains, all play roles in this new legislation.

MSD helps to support and assist companies who want to be more responsible, and do right by their employees and the industry; providing protections against Modern Slavery activities that include: Deceptive Recruiting, Trafficking, Servitude, Forced Labour, Forced Marriage, Debt Bondage, Worst Forms of Child Labour, Discrimination, Equal Remuneration, Free Association and Collective Bargaining. They assess risk factors in various supply chains, as well as Modern Slavery Overviews—to help maintain safety and responsibility for all.


Source: Architecture & Design.Com.Au