Memorandum to board of directors/members/partners accompanying the firm’s draft Anti-slavery and human trafficking statement for approval
Memorandum to board of directors/members/partners accompanying the firm’s draft Anti-slavery and human trafficking statement for approval

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

  • Memorandum to board of directors/members/partners accompanying the firm’s draft Anti-slavery and human trafficking statement for approval
  • The AppendixFurther information
  • Part A: Main provisions of the MSA 2015
  • Part B: Consequences of non-compliance

Summary

Slavery and human trafficking remain major issues in world trade, despite the many dedicated efforts to prevent them. As many of you will know, our legal obligations to combat slavery and human trafficking in our firm and supply chain have been substantially greater since the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) came into force.

I attach, for your review and approval, the draft annual slavery and human trafficking statement which the [company OR firm] is obliged to publish under MSA 2015. The statement, which applies to all our business[es], carries a short opening statement from [insert name of relevant individual] stressing that we are committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within our business[es] and supply chains, and that we are equally committed to imposing those same high standards on our suppliers. It will be signed off by [insert name and job title, eg CEO, Senior Member or Senior Partner—s