Protecting Rights. Ending Corporate Abuse
Child labourers carrying broken bricks in India.

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Modern Slavery Act

We campaigned for the introduction of the 2015 UK Modern Slavery Act’s Transparency in Supply Chains (TISC) clause – a vital step forward in UK and global policy-making on corporate accountability.

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Joint civil society response to UK Government’s Modern Slavery Statement

This response highlights the commendable elements of the statement and lays out our recommendations for the Government to build on its approach.

Submission to Transparency in Supply Chains Consultation

Our joint response argues the Modern Slavery Act 2015's 'Transparency in Supply Chains' provision has fallen far short of its objective to secure greater corporate transparency on modern slavery.

Key resources

Risk Averse: Company Reporting on raw material and sector-specific risks under the Transparency in Supply Chains clause in the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015

We examine statements from 25 businesses who source raw materials and commodities associated with a heightened risk of modern slavery and 25 operating in sectors known to be at heightened risk of labour rights abuses.

Who made our uniforms? U.K. Public Sector Apparel Procurement: Ensuring Transparency and Respect for Human Rights

This report by CORE and ICAR reveals that that a third of companies that have supplied uniforms for UK public sector workers, including the armed forces and prison officers, have not reported on what they are doing to tackle slavery in their supply chains.

Beyond Compliance: Effective reporting under the Modern Slavery Act 2015

This guidance is for organisations required to report under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It sets out our initial thinking on how companies can use the new provision to link reporting to the wider due diligence needed to eradicate human trafficking, forced labour and slavery from their supply chains.