Breaking the chain
Victims of Modern Slavery are forced into exploitative situations and cannot leave due to threats, violence, coercion, deception or abuse of power.
Modern Slavery in the UK
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is designed to tackle Modern Slavery and human trafficking. It gives law enforcement the tools to fight Modern Slavery, ensure perpetrators can receive suitably severe punishments for these appalling crimes and enhance support and protection for victims.
There are an estimated 100,000 victims of Modern Slavery in the UK.
Human Trafficking involves the recruitment, harbouring or transporting of people into a situation of exploitation through the use of violence, deception or coercion. It is the process of enslaving people. Contrary to common belief, people do not necessarily have to be transported for trafficking to take place.
Section 54 Modern Slavery Act 2015
Companies that turnover more than £36 million p/a have to produce an annual compliance statement. Approximately 17, 478 UK registered companies are required to produce a Section 54 statement.
The Transparency in Supply Chains platform states 90.7% of Modern Slavery Statements failed to meet Home Office Minimum requirements in April 2019 and 70% failed in 2020.
Supply Chain Management
Due to the complex nature of supply chains and their dependencies, business success increasingly relies on efficient supply chain management. The benefits of implementing supply chain integration includes: increased transparency, improved communication, and agile supply chains in order to assess and respond to disrupt market fluctuations. The use of Supply Chain Analytics, including supply chain mapping, traceability and transparency are essential methods to mitigating risks of exploitation within supply chains.
No voice, no choice, no consent.
Lack of protection, prevention, and enforcement.