Modern slavery statement registry updated

26 Apr 2024 03:34 PM

The modern slavery statement registry has been updated to encourage businesses to upload their annual modern slavery statements.

The modern slavery statement registry has been updated to encourage UK companies to help the government’s efforts to tackle this barbaric crime.

The changes will encourage businesses to upload their annual modern slavery statements in a timely way and support them to publish robust statements.

Modern slavery statements help reduce the risk of forced labour being used in UK supply chains by increasing transparency and allowing consumers to make informed choices.

The nature of modern slavery and complexity of global supply chains means it is highly unlikely that any sector or business is immune from the risks. We do not want any business to claim they are ‘slavery free’.

If a statement shows there is a risk of modern slavery in a company’s supply chains, the statement allows them to demonstrate the steps they are taking to address it year on year.

The following updates to the registry are now live:

As part of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, some companies are legally required to publish statements if all of the following criteria apply:

Modern slavery statements can also bring a number of business benefits including:

See our guidance on publishing an annual modern slavery statement to help you identify if your organisation needs to publish a modern slavery statement and how to upload to the registry.