Modern slavery and human trafficking are not always perceived to be risky in the recruitment industry with the possible exception of those sectors covered under the Gangmasters Licensing Act, however there are many thousands thought to be victims in the UK.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is becoming a hot topic in recruitment tenders and this is because companies with a turnover of over £36 million per annum (which includes many clients who are tendering their business) are now obliged to publish a modern slavery statement. The Act specifically demands that the statement must include “the steps the organisation has taken during the financial year to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any of its supply chains, and in any part of its own business”. This means that the client is responsible for ensuring that its suppliers also have procedures in place to prevent slavery and human trafficking, hence the increase in tender questions on this subject.
This modern slavery policy template covers:
- The definition of modern slavery
- High risk sectors
- Common signs of modern slavery
- Actions the recruitment agency will take to reduce the risks of modern slavery in the workforce
- The ETI base code
- Supply chain management
- Reporting of suspected, alledged or confirmed cases of modern slavery
Length of document: 11 pages
Last reviewed/updated: 29.01.21
This policy dovetails closely with our modern slavery supplier risk assessment and audit procedure which can be also purchased on this website.
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