The Modern Slavery Act came into force in 2015 and enforces protection against slavery and trafficking in the UK. It requires business over a certain size threshold to disclose each year what action they have taken to ensure there is no modern slavery in their business or supply chains.
Following its introduction the NHC have undertaken a review of the requirements and fully supports the principles of the act, we are committed to ensuring the suppliers on our frameworks are compliant. We now include a compliance check within the selection stage of our new frameworks and we are currently working with existing suppliers to obtain their statements. Once the statements have been reviewed and checked by our procurement team we are happy to share with members.