The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is targeted at combatting modern slavery and human trafficking. It includes rules on supply-chain compliance obligations that businesses with a turnover of over UK£36 million must comply with.
We took part in the UK government’s consultation exercise on the compliance obligations and made a short film at the time of the consultation which can be found here, and, we have previously written about this new area of compliance here. We’ve also produced handy Frequently Asked Questions.
We are advising businesses on how they can best comply with this new challenge including:-
- Advice to a leading fashion group on their modern slavery compliance strategy across all of their brands
- Advising a leading oil company on their modern slavery strategy and its relationships to existing CSR initiatives
- Advising a leading pharmaceutical business on prevention of slavery in its supply chain