Factsheet: Legislation and its impacts on responsible business

Information on a selection of the most relevant legislations - existing and forthcoming - that impact responsible business, including key information and requirements

Legislation covered in the briefing:


  • UK Corporate Governance Code 1992 (formerly the Combined Code 1992)
  • The Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors' Report) Regulations 2013
  • The Modern Slavery Act 2015
  • CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme
  • Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)
  • Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015
  • Data Protection Act 1988
  • Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012
  • EU Directive on disclosure of non-financial and diversity information
  • Equality Act 2010
  • EU Regulation on Conflict Minerals
  • European Union Audit Legislation
  • Apprenticeship Levy
  • Three Days Paid Volunteering Leave
  • EU's General Data Protection Legislatio


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We have compiled this briefing to inform and raise awareness amongst our members of the potential impact of an increasingly complex legislative landscape relating to responsible business.

It includes key information and requirements related to existing legislation, specific requirements of quoted companies where these differ and the emerging legislative landscape. This includes, amongst others, the EU directive on nonfinancial reporting, gender pay gap reporting and the apprenticeship levy.

Thanks to Pinsent Masons for their help on this briefing.