Anti-slavery policy
Anti-slavery policy

The following Practice Compliance guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Anti-slavery policy

  1. 1

    What is slavery?

    1. 1.1

      The Modern Slavery Act (MSA) 2015 covers four activities:

    2. Slavery Exercising powers of ownership over a person
      Servitude The obligation to provide services is imposed by the use of coercion
      Forced or compulsory labour Work or services are exacted from a person under the menace of any penalty and for which the person has not offered themselves voluntarily
      Human trafficking Arranging or facilitating the travel of another person with a view to their exploitation
    3. 1.2

      This policy covers all four activities.

  2. 2

    How is it relevant to us?

    1. 2.1

      Modern slavery is a complex and multi-faceted crime and tackling it requires all of us to play a part. At first glance, you may think this whole subject is irrelevant to us, but it’s not.

    2. 2.2

      At a very basic level, of course preventing exploitation and human trafficking, and protecting our workforce and reputation makes good business sense.

    3. 2.3

      The MSA 2015 recognises the important part businesses can and should play in tackling slavery and encourages them