Modern Slavery Act statement
This is made under section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It constitutes our Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2018. This statement is approved by our governing Council and CEO and reviewed annually.
We wholeheartedly support the principles behind the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and are taking the steps listed below in order to comply with the Act and guard against slavery and trafficking in our supply chain. We will continue to develop and build upon these activities throughout 2019.
- Publish this statement in our Trustees Annual Report and website homepage
- Insert relevant provisions into current supply contracts and seek positive confirmation from high-risk/key suppliers of their compliance with the Act, including subcontractors
- Add compliance with the Modern Slavery Act into our mandatory terms for new supplier agreements and due diligence processes, make suppliers aware of our expectations that they comply with the Act
- Provide training on detection and prevention to our staff most likely to come across human trafficking issues, such as forced labour and domestic servitude
- Look at organisation-wide e-learning programmes on slavery and human trafficking matters to be made available to staff during the course of 2019.
Adopted 27 February 2019 by RSPCA Board of Trustees
Chris Sherwood CEO