A guide and resources to ensure your co-op tackles modern slavery

Modern Slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. The International Labour Organisation estimates that there are 45.8 million victims of modern slavery worldwide, with potentially 13,000 victims living in the UK. As responsible co-operative businesses and employers, it is important to take all practical steps to prevent and detect modern slavery. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 introduced the requirement for any organisation selling goods and services, with a turnover of £36 million or more, to produce an annual statement confirming the steps it has taken to eradicate slavery and human trafficking within its business and supply chains. Smaller responsible organisations are also choosing to prepare their own modern slavery statement to evidence to their customers and members how they are tackling modern slavery. This is an opportunity to tell the public and staff what initiatives have been put in place.

Tools / Guidelines / Training
Co-operatives UK
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Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Human Rights Policy
Modern Slavery
Labour Rights