A few questions and answers about the Modern Slavery Act
The supply chain transparency provisions of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 come into effect today (29 October 2015).
The new rules, contained in S.54 of the Act, are a significant step forward in both promoting transparency in relation to company actions relation to modern slavery and also may be an important push towards greater private sector positive activity on human rights due diligence in general.
Comprehensive guidance on the transparency provision has been published by the UK Government. However, below we set out a few issues companies and those who scrutinise companies might want to start thinking about...