Modern slavery resources

There are numerous resources available on modern slavery, including reports, guidance and insight papers.

  • The UK Modern Slavery website brings together a range of guidance materials, as well as current statistics, videos and research
  • The Anti-Slavery International website includes guidance on a range of modern slavery issues, including bonded work, domestic slavery and slavery in the supply chain
  • The UK’s statutory guidance outlines how organisations should report on measures to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking in their businesses and supply chains
  • The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply’s overview of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 focuses on the impact on supply chains and the role of procurement in achieving compliance
  • Business in the Community has prepared a short insight paper on the Act and its context in company law
  • CORE (previously the Corporate Accountability Network) has prepared guidance Beyond compliance: effective reporting under the Modern Slavery Act to complement the statutory guidance, aimed at channeling the provisions of the Act into driving positive change in the supply chains
  • Though the original Modern Slavery (Transparency in the Supply Chains) Bill did not progress further, we were delighted to see it tabled again in the current Parliamentary session. The Bill seeks to amend the Modern Slavery Act to increase the number and type of organisations it applies to.
  • The Australian Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade recently issued a report on establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia, entitled Hidden in Plain Sight. The report recommended establishing just such an Act.