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Experts set out a roadmap for companies towards best practice responses to modern slavery

March 7, 2016

Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX) has joined leading charities to publish guidance on best practice in addressing modern slavery in corporate activities. The guidance, published today, sets out steps companies could take towards eradicating labour exploitation from their supply chains. It has been produced by leading NGOs in this sector including the CORE Coalition, FLEX, CAFOD and Amnesty International.

Since the inclusion of company reporting requirements in the UK Modern Slavery Act last year, UK businesses have been required to report on activities taken to address modern slavery in their supply chains. As the first companies start to report under this law, this guidance provides a roadmap for businesses that truly want to take meaningful action in this area.

Notes to Editors:

  1. ‘Beyond Compliance: Effective Reporting under the Modern Slavery Act’ was published today by the CORE Coalition with contributions from Amnesty International UK, Anti-Slavery International, CAFOD, Focus on Labour Exploitation, Know the Chain, Quakers in Britain, ShareAction, Traidcraft and Unicef UK. Read the full guidance here.
  2. Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX) works to end trafficking for labour exploitation in the UK and worldwide, see
  3. Under the UK Modern Slavery Act, all companies with a global annual turnover over £36m operating in the UK must publish a modern slavery statement, signed by a Company director, on the homepage of the company’s website.