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13 Okt 2014

Alan Travis, Guardian (UK)

UK firms will have to disclose actions they have taken to ensure slavery free supply chains

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"UK firms to face new rules aimed at ending slavery in supply chains", 13 Oct 2014

Large companies are to face an annual duty of disclosure over the steps they have taken to ensure their supply chains are “slavery free”, Home Office ministers have announced. Karen Bradley, the minister for modern slavery and organised crime, said the measure would be included in the modern slavery bill going through parliament, which brings together current offences on trafficking and slavery…The measure in Britain is designed to apply more widely to all large companies, regardless of their products or their nature…The announcement came as the Salvation Army reported that the number of cases of labour or sexual exploitation supported by it under a Home Office contract had risen by 62% over the past year…

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UK Modern Slavery Act & Modern Slavery Registry

UK Govt. announces that businesses will “have to publicly state what action they have taken” to ensure absence of slavery in supply chains