We were called upon by a large organisation with multiple subsidiary companies and a varied and wide-reaching supply chain, to assess the applicability of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“MSA”) to their business. We undertook a review of their group structure and turnover to determine the relevance of the MSA across the group. We advised on the mapping and auditing of their supply chain, identifying key risk areas.
Working with the senior management team we prepared a MSA statement tailored to their businesses and advised on sign-off of the statement and publishing.
Alongside the HR team, we developed an employee policy covering the MSA and Anti-Human Trafficking and advised on its implementation and distribution to the workforce.
We developed contractual clauses to be added to supplier contracts to protect the business by ensuring suppliers were adhering to the MSA and the company’s policy.
All of the legal documentation is only as useful as the people working with it, so we prepared and presented training to employees (and an appropriate training session for induction processes) to ensure the importance of the policies were understood.