Slavery and Human Trafficking statement

Employers with an annual turnover of £36 million or more are obliged to publish slavery and human trafficking statements for each financial year under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Organisations with a January to December financial year should have published their first slavery and human trafficking statements by 30 June 2017.

The transparency in supply chains provision in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 seeks to address the role of businesses in preventing modern slavery from occurring in their supply chains and organisations.

The statement might include: information on a company’s supply chains; anti-slavery initiatives; what due diligence of suppliers is being carried out; key performance indicators; and what training and awareness-raising programmes are taking place.

The Government has not set a strict deadline for organisations to publish their slavery and human trafficking statements, but it encourages publication within six months of the end of a company’s financial year.

The statement must be published on the company’s website, or be available within 30 days of a written request for it to be produced. It must be signed by a director.

For more information, please follow the link below to access the Government guidance on complying with anti-slavery rules:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/471996/Transparency_in_Supply_Chains_etc__A_practical_guide__final_.pdf

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