Best Practice - Legislation

 

Why being a responsible company is so important

One of the most significant competitive challenges for companies in any supply chain is learning to act responsibly. Bernard Molloy, ‘Logistician of the Year’ and global industrial director at Unipart Logistics sets out an approach to competitive advantage through Corporate Responsibility.   Corporate Responsibility policy now plays a highly influential and expanding role in how companies choose to develop their business strategies.   With consumer awareness of how companies behave ethically and environmentally influencing decisions on the brands they buy, protecting corporate reputation has become a critical focus for companies and is changing the way businesses operate. And, critically, how they choose their

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Thinking differently about Health and Safety in your warehouse

We live in a Health & Safety-obsessed world. Or so it seems.  Schools, colleges, universities, organisations, shops and businesses up and down the land take great pains to prove that they are ultra-conscientious about Health & Safety practices and are fully compliant with Health & Safety laws. They draw up strategies. They assess risks. They run Health & Safety safety courses. And — most importantly — they tick boxes.  Sometimes, though, they seem to tick boxes without thinking things through, just because they feel they should. And that can land you in all sorts of bother. Heard the one about the office workers

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Vendor Audits A Compliance Tool from a Supply Chain Angle

By Emma Hodges (Director) and Ash Klass (Senior Associate) of Forensic Risk Alliance (FRA). Why the interest in vendor audits? In recent years, companies have become more and more vulnerable to vendor, supplier or procurement fraud.  This is not surprising as we see fraud and corruption schemes develop in complexity and opacity.  From the days of a briefcase of cash being used to make bribe payments to government officials, to now more commonly the creation of legal and financial structures and networks, including use of dummy vendors and shell companies, to funnel money out of companies.  This shift to schemes more deeply

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Vendor Audits, a Compliance Tool from a Supply Chain Angle

By Emma Hodges (Director) and Ash Klass (Senior Associate) of Forensic Risk Alliance (FRA). Why the interest in vendor audits? In recent years, companies have become more and more vulnerable to vendor, supplier or procurement fraud.  This is not surprising as we see fraud and corruption schemes develop in complexity and opacity.  From the days of a briefcase of cash being used to make bribe payments to government officials, to now more commonly the creation of legal and financial structures and networks, including use of dummy vendors and shell companies, to funnel money out of companies.  This shift to schemes more deeply

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Product Sharing Agreements

Toby Duthie, Partner, Forensic Risk Alliance In recent years, the logistics and freight forwarding industry has been subjected to increased international enforcement of anti bribery and corruption legislation with the Panalpina matter being the most significant investigation in this sector. As well as the proceedings and penalties imposed upon Panalpina itself ,a series of connected US investigations arose from the facts and evidence uncovered by the US authorities. These included investigations into, and settlements with, a series of US issuer companies including Royal Dutch Shell, Transocean, Tidewater Marine and Pride International.    A number of the key reasons in the Panalpina matter why

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Corgi

 Experts in warehouse flooring: The CoGri Group   Established since 1989, the CoGri Group are warehouse floor solutions specialists.  The Group are a world renowned leader and experts in their industry, particularly in the grinding and measuring of Superflat floors.  

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