The UK Modern Slavery Act has been law for some time now, requiring companies doing substantial business in the United Kingdom to disclose what they are doing to combat modern slavery, and to post a disclosure statement on their website.
As Andre Bywater points out in this podcast, the UK Government’s first annual report on the Act was disappointing. It found that modern slavery is on the increase and many companies are not complying with the law by not making the necessary disclosures.
The UK Government has subsequently issued letters to over 17,000 CEOs informing them that their firms were non-compliant and will also be publishing a list of non-compliant companies.
Listen to the podcast here as André explains what the Act requires, what is likely to come next legislatively, and warning signs of forced labor for your staff to look for.
For more information please contact André Bywater or Jonathan Armstrong who are commercial lawyers with Cordery in London where their focus is on compliance issues.
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