Tuesday 14 October 2014

UK: slavery, supply chains and disclosure - Government proposals

The Government has announced, in a press release published yesterday, that "Big businesses will have to publicly state each year what action they have taken to ensure their supply chains are slavery free". The press release, available here, explains that this disclosure requirement will be included in a Bill - the Modern Slavery Bill - that is currently before Parliament. A consultation will take place to decide which businesses will be subject to this new obligation.

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