Consultation on transparency in supply chains

Close date: 17 September 2019

The Government consults on measures to increase compliance with the legislation on transparency in supply chains and to improve the quality of the information reported. Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires some employers to publish a statement setting out the steps that they are taking to prevent modern slavery in their businesses and supply chains. The Government is consulting on proposals to:

  • extend the duty to large public-sector bodies that are not already covered;
  • introduce a single annual reporting deadline;
  • require employers to upload their statement to a central online registry;
  • make reporting on specific topics compulsory, to increase comparability; and
  • introduce penalties for failing to publish a statement.

Consultation document: Transparency in supply chains