Departments publish modern slavery statements for the first time

25 Nov 2021 04:27 PM

Ministerial government departments have published their annual modern slavery statements alongside a progress report on the 2020 modern slavery statement goals.

Ministerial government departments yesterday (Thursday 25 November), for the first time ever, voluntarily published their first annual modern slavery statements setting out how they are tackling the potential risk of modern slavery in their supply chains.

The statements, including the Home Office’s statement, can be found on GOV.UK and the modern slavery statement registry. The government has also published a progress report which highlights how government has met the goals set out in the 2020 UK government modern slavery statement.

The progress report sets out what government has successfully delivered including:

Additionally, the government has also published the modern slavery annual report, which covers key developments across the UK to tackle modern slavery.

The annual report highlights the government’s response to modern slavery in the period between October 2020 to the end of September 2021, under 5 key areas including law enforcement, prevention, supply chain transparency, victim support and international engagement.

The report highlights key achievements this year, in addition to the modern slavery statements including:

These actions demonstrate the government’s relentless commitment to addressing modern slavery. The government has committed to publishing a new modern slavery strategy in 2022 to ensure we continue to lead the way in ending this crime.


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