As responsible co-operative businesses and employers, it is important to take all practical steps to prevent and detect modern slavery and we've assembled a toolkit of resources.
Modern Slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. The International Labour Organisation estimates that there are 45.8 million victims of modern slavery worldwide, with potentially 13,000 victims living in the UK.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 introduced the requirement for any organisation selling goods and services, with a turnover of £36 million or more, to produce an annual statement confirming the steps it has taken to eradicate slavery and human trafficking within its business and supply chains. Smaller responsible organisations are also choosing to prepare their own modern slavery statement to evidence to their customers and members how they are tackling modern slavery.
This simple toolkit, featuring editable templates, an information poster and short video will help you to develop your own strategy to prevent modern slavery within your supply chain and business.