In advance of an event, there are a series of steps organisations must consider to be fully prepared. By doing these, they may help ease any further reputation management issues that arise in the case of an event occurring.
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The exploitation of workers has long been a problem that has been found within supply chains and has adversely affected small to medium sized businesses. There are concerns that the COVID-19 pandemic has provided cover for increased exploitation within supply chains and that many more people may now be vulnerable to exploitation.
Latest forecasts from the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) show an increasingly negative impact of the pandemic on global GDP growth. Surveys since February 2020, show that Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs (less than 250 employees) are extremely worried about the impact of COVID-19 on their financial reserves and business survival. This is no different in Scotland.
Over recent months, scams and other acquisitive crime have significantly increased throughout the UK as a result of Serious Organised Crime Groups (SOCG’s) using COVID-19 as a theme for fraud and other associated crimes.