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Modern Slavery: five steps you can take to improve your organisation’s reporting

March 2017 marked a year since the Modern Slavery Act came into force. Implemented during Theresa May’s tenure as Home Secretary, the legislation is designed to fight slavery and human trafficking by enlisting the support of the UK’s largest commercial organisations.

Businesses with an annual turnover of at least £36 million are required to show the actions they’ve taken to combat the issue, by creating an annual statement. The statement is required to be prominently placed on the company’s website and it must detail the steps it has taken or planned to ensure abuses aren’t occurring in its own organisation and supply chain.

While there are limited penalties for non-compliance, employers that fail to do so, or make only a lacklustre effort, run the risk of incurring reputational damage. The media and a company’s stakeholders, suppliers, customers and staff are effectively charged with the role of regulator. Being named and shamed as uncooperative could result in an employer’s important commercial relationships being damaged.

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May 12, 2017

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