Brokers introduce modern slavery clause in marine policies

Fidelis, Aon and Marsh have developed a clause which makes it a condition of marine cargo policies that the insured complies with applicable legal and regulatory obligations in respect of forced and child labour, with the aim of keeping the products of modern slavery out of the export supply chain.

Charles Mathias, group executive director and group chief risk officer, Fidelis Insurance said: “Forced labour in all its forms is an extreme expression of inequality and injustice. The insurance industry is committed to do all it can to prevent association with the abhorrent practices of modern slavery. We sometimes think that slavery is a thing of the past, but it is not – it is real and present in all societies and we want to do our part to root it out.”

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