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Beyond complying with the Modern Slavery Act

Paul Hodgson | April 6, 2016

U.K.-based civil society organisations have published a guide for companies reporting under the Transparency in Supply Chains clause in the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, which was signed into law in March 2015. The guide is called “Beyond compliance: effective reporting under the Modern Slavery Act. A civil society guide for commercial organisations on the transparency in supply chains clause.”

Beyond Compliance, published in March this year, gives companies guidance on how to respond to the new provision by embedding due diligence procedures on eradicating human trafficking, forced labour, and slavery from their supply chains into reports. Thus the guide is not simply about what to include in the report, but how to make sure the report discloses how the company has avoided...

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