The Modern Slavery Act has implications for every construction company with a turnover of over £36M. It came into force last October, with the intention of forcing big businesses to make public their efforts to prevent the use of slave labour throughout its supply chain.
If your business is affected, you need to:
If your financial year has just ended, the deadline for issuing your first Statement – which needs to be approved by the Board of Directors – is 1 October 2016.
Pertinent information to include in your Statement
Current guidelines suggest the following:
Hudson Contract Managing Director Ian Anfield says: “Fifty-two victims of modern slavery were identified as coming from the construction industry in 2013 and the government has warned contractors and sub-contractors could fall prey to unscrupulous suppliers of illegal and underpaid migrant labourers. There is also some current concern about employment conditions and production methods at brick kilns in India.”
Hudson Contract’s Statement
Hudson Contract Services Limited has given careful consideration to Section 54 “Transparency in Supply Chains” of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Our review has concluded that the services we provide are very unlikely to be affected by slavery, as are the supply chains of those we use for the purchase of administrative products or services from local businesses.