The Modern Slavery Act 2015: Due diligence in supply chains

This insight paper outlines what good practice for working with supply chains to avoid or mitigate modern slavery within them looks like, including case studies from major companies.

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 consolidated and simplified then-existing legislation on modern slavery offences into one piece of legislation, affecting companies with turnovers of over £36 million with any part of their operations in the UK.

Robust and strategically embedded procurement and supply chain management processes are key to companies avoiding the risk of involvement in modern slavery, as well as improving sustainability.  This insight paper outlines what companies should be doing to reduce the risk of modern slavery in their supply chain, and describes what best practice in sustainable supplier management looks like.

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