Prepare a modern slavery and human trafficking statement

Key points

  • Certain employers are required to prepare a statement for each financial year setting out what steps they have taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in their business or supply chains.
  • The statement could include details of, for example, the organisation's due diligence processes in relation to its supply chains; steps the organisation has taken to assess modern slavery risks in different parts of the business; and training for staff about slavery and human trafficking.
  • The relevant legislation sets out rules requiring the statement to be signed off at the highest level within the organisation and on how it should be made available to the public.
  • The Government has committed to making changes to the duty to publish a modern slavery statement, including by making it mandatory to report on certain areas.

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