Europe cracks down on forced labour

The European Union plans to crack down on forced labour by banning products made by victims of modern slavery.

The proposals cover products made in the European Union (EU) and imports that use such labour. They target goods in Read more

Supply chain professionals fail to assess climate-related risk

Over 70 per cent of supply chain professionals fail to conduct a climate change risk assessments to identify key risks, according to the analyst Gartner.

The study found that 27 per cent of supply chain leaders Read more

Risk from external fraud gathers pace

The risk from external fraud has gathered pace over the past twelve months with seven in ten businesses affected, according to the consultant PwC.

In fact, over the past two years fraud perpetrated from hackers and organised crime rings Read more

UK businesses feel less prepared for geopolitical risk

UK businesses said that they felt less prepared for geopolitical in a survey conducted by the insurer Beazley.

Its Risk and resilience survey found that confidence in resilience against war and terror dropped between 2021 and 2022. For example, Read more

Risk of food shortages grows

The risk of food shortages increased from already high levels because of the conflict in Ukraine, said leading world agencies.

The number of severely food insecure people has doubled in two years – from 135 million pre-pandemic to 276 Read more

Ukraine and Covid fuelling supply chain nationalism

The conflict in Ukraine and Covid are fuelling supply chain nationalism in a trend that could reverse globalisation.

The rise of populist nationalism in countries such as the UK and US had already put “made at home” policies on Read more

More trouble at sea

Supply chains are facing more trouble at sea as the pandemic and extreme weather continue to play havoc.

A fertiliser shipment has been stuck in Shanghai since the beginning of June, according to the news agency Bloomberg. In Read more

Surveillance regulations could block products

Online platforms could see European Union (EU) surveillance regulations block products for sale when they come into force this month.

While those who manufacture import and deliver products still carry the responsibility for making their products safe, online platforms Read more