Following its response to the consultation on the Modern Slavery Act (MSA), the UK Government has committed to amending section 54 of the MSA to extent to public sector bodies. This will mean that public sector bodies who have previously enjoyed flexibility to voluntarily publish a modern slavery statement will have to do so by law.
This guide for commercial and procurement professionals sets out the key steps to uncover and tackle instances of modern slavery. It includes practical examples of measures to monitor and mitigate risks that are applicable to both the public and private sector.
The guide covers the following areas:
- Managing risks in new procurements- Early market engagement, pre-procurement dialogue, selection and award stage, contract management
- Understanding risks- identifying high and medium risk contracts and supply chain mapping
- Taking action to provide remedy for victims of modern slavery
Download the full guide: Tackling Modern Slavery in Government Supply Chains