We will write your modern slavery statement free of charge

We will also provide one-day in-house awareness training sessions for your staff free of charge.

To help those 4,000+ companies who have still not issued a Modern Slavery Statement, despite being legally required to do so, Verisio is offering to write your statements free of charge. We will also provide one-day in-house awareness training sessions for your staff free of charge. 


Organisations which do not meet the requirements in the Act, for example, by having a turnover below £36m, can still choose to produce a ‘slavery and human trafficking statement’. Smaller organisations may be asked by those they are supplying goods or services to if they have a statement or policy setting out their approach to tackling modern slavery, especially if they are bidding for contracts with businesses that are above the threshold. Therefore, smaller organisations may find it helpful to voluntarily produce a statement as a means of managing these requests and providing a level of assurance to their customers. 


Even if the legislation does not apply, we encourage all businesses to be open and transparent about their recruitment practices, policies and procedures concerning modern slavery and to take steps that are consistent and proportionate with their sector, size and operational reach.

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Modern Slavery Due Diligence

To help those thousands of companies who have still not issued a Modern Slavery Statement, despite being legally required to do so, Verisio is offering to write your statements free of charge.

 

Verisio has been involved in all the recent consultations regarding the UK Modern Slavery Act and has a practical understanding of how to provide cost-effective and commercially-viable processes that prove a high degree of due diligence in relation to the legislation and its expected amendments (such as penalties for non-compliance). We can guide you to find the most appropriate approach to your supply chain transparency as required by Section 54. 


Organisations which do not meet the requirements in the Act of a turnover exceeding £36m can still choose to voluntarily produce a ‘slavery and human trafficking statement’. Smaller organisations may be asked by those they are supplying goods or services to if they have a statement or policy setting out their approach to tackling modern slavery, especially if they are bidding for contracts with larger businesses above the threshold. Therefore, smaller organisations may find it helpful to voluntarily produce a statement as a means of managing these requests and providing a level of assurance to their customers. Even if the legislation does not apply, we would encourage all businesses to be open and transparent about their recruitment practices, policies and procedures in relation to modern slavery and to take steps that are consistent and proportionate with their sector, size and operational reach. 


Based on current government guidance the following should, and in future must be part of any company’s statement: 


  • The organisation’s structure, its business and its supply chains.
  • Its policies in relation to slavery and human trafficking.
  • Its due diligence processes in relation to slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains.
  • The parts of its business and supply chains where there is a risk of slavery and human trafficking taking place, and the steps it has taken to assess and manage that risk, which might include actual site visits.
  • Its effectiveness in ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its business or supply chains, measured against such performance indicators as it considers appropriate.
  • The training and awareness-building regarding slavery and human trafficking provided to its staff.

We can help

Verisio can add transparency to your supply chain with our tools and expert social compliance auditors. Click this button to contact us for more information and a demonstration of Optimus - our cloud-based supply chain management platform.