Covid 19 - What you need to know - Slavery and human trafficking in supply chains: guidance for businesses

24 Apr

Under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, certain businesses are required to publish an annual modern slavery statement setting out the steps they have taken to identify and address their modern slavery risks.

During the coronavirus pandemic businesses must continue their activity to identify and address risks of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains.

The Home advises that as well as focusing on the health and safety of their workers, businesses will need to consider how fluctuations in demand and changes in their operating model may lead to new or increased risks of labour exploitation.

To assist the Home office has published further specific guidance regarding modern slavery reporting for businesses during the  coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which can be found here.

Law correct at the date of publication.
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