Guidance for Business

We recognise the important role played by businesses in the fight against modern slavery. The Modern Slavery Helpline and Resource Centre is a tool for businesses to access help, information and guidance on supply chain issues and complying with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This section of the Modern Slavery Act applies across the UK, not just in England and Wales. It also provides a central point of access to report concerns and risks about modern slavery and to seek support in remedying a potential situation.

The resource centre will gather information from a wide range of sources to help improve our collective understanding of the nature and scale of the issue in the UK. This includes data at a macro and micro level to help businesses understand potential risks in certain sectors or locations so make an informed choice about who, where and how they do business.

Transparency in supply chains

Tiscreport is a central registry for business transparency statements. It is the only central registry for business and backed by business. That’s because it is neutral, works proactively with businesses and does not benchmark or rank those who produce statements. The purpose of tiscreport is to maximise transparency in a supportive and collaborative environment. Other tools that do not engage with business directly are simply seeking a way of undermining and criticising the efforts being made by businesses in what is a complex and often confused environment. Signing up to tiscreport demonstrates that you are proactive and keen to be a held up as a business who takes this issue seriously.

Link to the tiscreport leaflet and www.tiscreport.org

Business resources

There are a wide range of resources available to businesses who want further information about dealing with modern slavery issues. These can be accessed below:

Click here to see the Modern Slavery Act http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/30/conten...

Click here to see the Home Office Transparency in supply chains guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploa...

To find out more about transparency in supply chains go to www.tiscreport.org

Further transparency in supply chain articles: http://www.infrastructure-intelligence.com/search/...

The relevant legislation in Scotland is the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015.

A guide to the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 is available.

On 30 May 2017, the Scottish Government published a Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy setting out how the Scottish Government and others will tackle human trafficking in Scotland.