The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the "Act"), aims to eradicate modern slavery, which encompasses human trafficking, slavery, forced labour and servitude.
Commercial entities need to be aware of the new requirement, which came into force on 29 October 2015, for large organisations to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year. The statement must set out the steps an organisation has taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its supply chain or in any part of its own organisation.
Take a look at our summary which outlines the key information and action points resulting from the new requirement coming into force.
Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries about the implications of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 on your business or need assistance in reviewing any of your current and proposed policies, contracts and training processes.
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