Slavery in Supply Chains?
Every year businesses become more aware of modern slavery in supply chains. Many organisations are already taking action to promote ethical business practices and policies that protect workers from being abused and exploited in their own organisation and global supply chains.
Safe and Free believe businesses should use their influence to encourage other businesses in their supply chain to adopt similar social responsibility for modern slavery.
You need to be vigilant to existing and emerging Modern Slavery threats that might impact your supply chains. If your business fails to take social responsibility in its supply chain, you could risk destroying your brand's reputation.
Modern Slavery Act (2015)
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is a UK act of Parliament designed to tackle slavery and human trafficking through the consolidation of previous legislation and the introduction of new measures. Specifically, it introduces new requirements for organisations in regards to their business and supply chains.
Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires organisations with an annual turnover above £36 million to develop a slavery and human trafficking statement each year.
However, smaller organisations may be asked if they have a statement or policy in place on modern slavery, especially if they are seeking for contracts with larger organisations. These organisations are more willing to work with a business they believe are taking the necessary steps to end slavery in their supply chain.
The slavery and human trafficking statement should set out what steps organisations have taken to ensure modern slavery is not taking place in their business or supply chains.
Is Your Business & Supply Chain Slavery Free?
We have partnered with CS Monitors Limited, helping small and medium sized businesses tackle slavery threats in the workplace by training their entire workforce with a unique training toolkit.
The toolkit has been designed to support such businesses with their slavery prevention journey based on the three lines of defence strategy, a framework of responsibilities which work together to form layers of protection against the threat.
Includes a variety of training videos, documents, spreadsheets and more required to implement an effective prevention strategy for your business.