Datum RPO has created a downloadable guide to help organisations understand everything they need to know about the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA). The guide includes additional contributions from Edward Naish at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and provides a recommended action list for SME’s & larger businesses and guidance on developing an anti-slavery statement.
About the MSA
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is aimed at fighting crimes of corporate slavery and human trafficking. These illegalities take various forms including servitude and forced labour. The UK government recognises that business can help combat these crimes particularly with increased transparency in supply chains.
Many organisations are already taking action to promote ethical business practices and policies that protect workers from being abused and exploited in their own organisation and global supply chains. However, there are still far too many people in the UK being treated as commodities. Many SME’s are now finding they are affected, as clients are adamant to be provided appropriate paperwork to assure that they are complying with the Act.