UK government modern slavery statement
The statement outlines action taken by the UK government to ensure that taxpayers’ money does not line the pockets of criminals who exploit vulnerable workers.
In November 2021, the government published the modern slavery statement progress report.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 included a ground-breaking requirement for large businesses to report annually on the steps they have taken to prevent modern slavery in their operations and global supply chains. To lead the way for the public sector, the UK government has now published its own statement which assesses the risk of modern slavery across around £50bn of its annual spending.
The statement sets out the government’s efforts towards eradicating modern slavery from its supply chains, including direct engagement with around 400 suppliers and delivering training to over 250 government commercial staff. The statement includes headline goals for ministerial departments to work towards as they prepare to publish their own statements from 2021 onwards.
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Last updated 25 November 2021 + show all updates
Added link to the government's modern slavery statement progress report.