Today is Anti-Slavery Day in the UK - Is your company responding correctly?

Today is Anti-Slavery Day in the UK - Is your company responding correctly?

Is Your Business Responding Correctly to The Modern Slavery Act?

In the light of UK Anti-Slavery Day 2017, BLC are reaching out to businesses that may have operations in the UK which will be affected by The Modern Slavery Act (MSA) 2015, the first piece of UK legislation concerning the prevention and prosecution of modern slavery and the protection of victims.  

Businesses operating within the UK also extends to non-UK based companies carrying on a business, or part of a business, within the UK.

Contact BLC for information and advice on addressing modern slavery via info@leathersustainability.com or call +44 (0)1604 679999.

Read More About The Modern Slavery Act

 

Modern Slavery a Key Focus at Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference 2017

Modern slavery features prominently on the agenda at the this year's conference, held on Thursday 16th November 2017 at One Great George St, Westminster, London from 12:30 to 17:30. 

Chris Grayer from NEXT Holdings Ltd. will be speaking on the importance of transparency in the management of modern slavery.

The Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference 2017 is sponsored by StahlSmit & zoon and TFL, and is supported by Lonza.

Places at this popular sustainability conference are going quickly. Register your place today to ensure you don't miss out. 

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Is Your Business at Risk from Modern Slavery?

Modern slavery and forced labour are widespread throughout many supply chains. Sectors at high risk of modern slavery occurring in their supply chain include retail, textile and leather processing, garment and apparel manufacture.

The following BLC modern slavery risk services can help your business:

Assess Your Disclosure Statement

At BLC, we can support your business in developing or assessing your annual Modern Slavery and Anti-Human Trafficking disclosure statement - a legal requirement for all companies operating in the UK.

Disclosure Statement & Due Diligence Policy Development

BLC can develop a draft statement and corresponding suite of due diligence policies, against the reporting requisites of The Modern Slavery Act (MSA).

Action Plan & Best Practice Guidance

BLC can also provide your business with an action plan identifying recommendations for steps to be taken to embed best practice throughout your operations and supply chain.

BLC Modern Slavery Risk Services

 

UK Anti-Slavery Day 2017

Today is Anti-Slavery Day 2017 in the UK. Now in its 7th year, Anti-Slavery Day aims to raise awareness of modern slavery issues and encourage businesses, and other stakeholders, to eradicate it in all of its forms, including forced labour, exploitation and human trafficking.

Globally, over 35 million people are believed to be subject to modern slavery. Of this number, an estimated 21 million people are in forced labour.

 

Purple Teardrop Campaign

The Purple Teardrop Campaign was developed in conjunction with Anti-Slavery Day to combat human trafficking in the UK. For more information on this campaign, visit their website.

Purple Teardrop Website

 

Modern Slavery FAQs

If you need any of the following questions about modern slavery risks answering, BLC can provide you with advice and guidance:

  • What should my annual Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking statement include?
  • Do I need to apply the commitments made in my annual Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking statement?
  • What are the penalties for failing to publish a slavery and trafficking statement?
  • My business is based outside of the UK but has UK operations, do I need to adhere to The Modern Slavery Act?
  • When does the statement need to be reviewed, updated and published?

Contact BLC for information and advice on addressing modern slavery via info@leathersustainability.com or call +44 (0)1604 679999.

18 October 2017

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