Modern Slavery Act Compliance
Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act, which came into force in
2015, aims to create transparency within supply chains and encourages organisations
to take steps to ensure that modern slavery is not occurring within their own business
or within their supply chains.
Who is affected?
Your business is affected by the Modern Slavery Act if ALL
of the following points apply:
Annual turnover exceeds £36 million, AND
The business is a corporate body or partnership, AND
The business has a presence in the UK, AND
The business supplies goods or services
If you are still unsure as to whether or not your business
is affected by the Modern Slavery Act, please call one of our technical advisors
on 03450 682 572.
What you need to do
Affected organisations should produce a slavery and human trafficking statement,
be produced as soon as reasonably practical after the organisation's
financial year end
detail steps taken during the financial year within the business and
the supply chain, or state that no action has been taken
be approved and signed by the Board, a Director or a designated member
be published in a prominent position on the organisation's website
How Valpak can help
We are able to help your business to meet requirements under the Modern Slavery
- producing modern slavery statements on your behalf
- identifying necessary
improvements to business and supply chain performance through:
- data collection
- monitoring suppliers'
compliance with the business's ethical policies
- analysing and risk
rating available data
- developing corrective
This service will be delivered through "TRACE"
and our online data collection and reporting portal.
To find out more about our Modern Slavery Act compliance service, call us
today on 03450 682 572 or complete our