Since 2017, ERM has supported a major energy company’s human rights/modern slavery due diligence and remediation program as part of the client’s Modern Slavery Act commitments in the UK. ERM developed a best practice approach to identify and assess human rights performance in high risk geographies, enabling our client to identify risks, prioritize their due diligence activities and respond to stakeholders.

In line with the UN Guiding Principles approach to human rights due diligence, ERM supported various internal teams to prioritize and manage their risks. ERM provided technical support to various team members to manage labor assessments, including guidance on reports interpretation, compliance action plan development, monitoring and plans for follow-up verification of improvement and remedy around the world.

We provided support for the development of guidance documents on responsible sourcing good practices, mostly focusing on modern slavery related topics. We also supported the development and implementation of tools for supply chain labor standards monitoring, including social audit protocols and monitoring systems.