Beyond Compliance: Effective reporting under the Modern Slavery Act

Joint NGOs

This report was published in 2016 as a guide for business on reporting under the Modern Slavery Act of 2015. Slavery and forced labor is an extensive problem in the United Kingdom. In 2015, NGOs campaigned for the Act to require businesses to report on what they are doing to address slavery as a belief that a minimum standard established in law provides clarity to business and prevents good practice from being undermined by less responsible companies. Businesses with a total annual turnover of £36m or more are required to produce a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year of the organization.

This guidance is intended to share initial thinking around how the provisions on transparency in supply chains in the Modern Slavery Act can be used to drive positive change and help prevent slavery and forced labor from occurring.

Please read the full guide here.