|We’re now two years on since the UK’s Modern Slavery Act came into force. Today is the deadline when all companies caught by this new law should have reported on their efforts to end modern slavery.|
Can you help us find if businesses are complying?
We’re proud of our role in helping create a new law that has got companies around the world talking. Freedom United launched the first campaign targeting the Prime Minister, our supporters contacted their MPs ahead of parliamentary debates and created a noise on social media.
Eventually, the government agreed and included a section in the Act requiring companies operating in the UK with an annual turnover above £36 million (about US$45 million) to produce a statement setting out the steps they’re taking to address and prevent modern slavery in their business.
Which companies are acting to end modern slavery?
Talking is not enough – we want to make sure that companies are meeting their legal responsibilities to publish a modern slavery statement. The UK government has not set up a repository where company statements are filed. So, Freedom United is collaborating with the independent Modern Slavery Registry to assess compliance, and we need your help.
Around 12,000 companies are estimated to be caught by the Modern Slavery Act. But so far only 3,000 statements have been collected.
Help us gather company modern slavery statements.
We have set up a page to help you research whether or not individual companies have published a statement with three easy steps. Pick a business, search online for the statement, and complete your details. The data will help populate the Modern Slavery Registry.
Your help gathering information will enable the Modern Slavery Registry to assess company compliance and drive progress towards a future where we can buy goods produced without modern slavery.
Joanna and the whole team at Freedom United
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