Statutory guidance

Slavery and human trafficking in supply chains: guidance for businesses

Government guidance for organisations on how to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in their business or supply chains.

Documents

Transparency in supply chains: a practical guide

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Modern slavery guidance for businesses

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Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires certain organisations to develop a slavery and human trafficking statement each year. The slavery and human trafficking statement should set out what steps organisations have taken to ensure modern slavery is not taking place in their business or supply chains.

This document provides guidance on:

  • who is required to publish a statement
  • how to write a slavery and human trafficking statement
  • how to approve and publish the statement

You can also read simplified guidance for businesses on producing a slavery and human trafficking statement, including links to further resources and promotional material.

Published 29 October 2015
Last updated 14 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. New modern slavery business guidance added.
  2. Updated guidance published.
  3. First published.