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(3) Content of the slavery and human trafficking statement

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(3) Content of the slavery and human trafficking statement

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(3)     Content of the slavery and human trafficking statement

MSA 2015 s 54(4) prescribes what must be contained in a slavery and human trafficking statement for a particular financial year. It must set out the steps, if any, that the organisation has taken during the financial year to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of its supply chains or in any part of its own business. Alternatively, if the organisation has taken no such steps then the statement must say so. That bare requirement to set out the steps taken is supplemented by some suggestions as to the content of the statement which are made in s 54(5) and the Practical Guide. MSA 2015 s 54(5) provides that the statement 'may' include information about:

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    (a)     the organisation's structure, its business and its supply chains;

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    (b)     its policies in relation to slavery and human trafficking;

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    (c)     its due diligence processes in relation to slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains;

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    (d)     the parts of its business and supply chains where there is a risk of slavery and human trafficking taking place, and the steps it has taken to assess and manage that risk;

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