Modern Slavery Act

Are you a commercial organisation who:

  • supplies goods and/or services?
  • has a total annual turnover of at least £36million?

Then the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 impacts you.

STAR Procurement has created an Introduction to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 as guide to the Act and what it might mean for your organisation.

What is STAR doing to tackle Modern Slavery?

STAR Procurement, on behalf of the STAR Councils, actively investigates and vets its supply chains in order to understand the risk of Modern Slavery, develop risk assessments, determine priorities and develop action plans for dealing with Modern Slavery issues, as well as identifying additional information (where necessary).

The activities that STAR Procurement undertakes on these supply chains includes:

  • Supplier questionnaires,
  • Supplier interviews,
  • Spot checks,
  • Management system certification,
  • Ethical audits,
  • Human rights impact assessments

As a prospective supplier to the STAR Councils, regardless of your turnover and whether you are a commercial organisation caught by the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Transparency in Supply Chains Section), you will be required to demonstrate that your organisation operates ethically, and is prepared to work proactively with STAR Procurement and the STAR Councils to address Modern Slavery issues.