Increasingly, legislators in a variety of jurisdictions have been placing social reporting obligations on multinational employers, particularly in relation to corporate efforts to combat forced labour and trafficking in supply chains. Multinational entities with complex supply chains that stretch around the globe need to take note of the shifting landscape away from voluntary reporting on CSR efforts to mandatory disclosure reports, specifically in relation to global labour rights, practices, and policies.

Chris Burkett, a member of Baker & McKenzie’s Labour, Employment and Employment Benefits Practice Group, has written on this trend, most recently in The Guardian, which can be viewed online here: