Stronger Together supports recruiters to tackle modern slavery
Stronger Together was launched in October 2013 as a business led initiative to support employers and recruiters with good practice guidance and tools to tackle modern slavery.
David Camp, chief executive of the Association of Labour Providers and Stronger Together Programme Coordinator, said, “ The response has been amazing. In two years almost 2000 employers and recruiters have registered with www.stronger2gether.org and almost 1000 individuals from 600 businesses have attended “Tackling Modern Slavery in UK Businesses and Supply Chains” training."
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires every business with a total annual turnover of £36 million or more must produce an annual statement of the steps they have taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any of its supply chains and in any part of its own business, or a statement that the organisation has taken no such steps. The statement must be approved by the board of directors and signed by a director (or equivalent) and be publicly stated on its website with a link to the statement in a prominent place on the homepage.
The Home Office has issued comprehensive practical guidance for businesses on meeting the so called transparency in supply chain reporting provisions.
The first businesses legally required to report are those with a financial year ending 31st March 2016.