The Modern Slavery Act is a leading piece of legislation that has impacts across the globe. It sets out a range of measures on how modern slavery and human trafficking should be dealt with in the UK. It is intended to protect those who are in vulnerable positions in their workplaces, as well as condemn unscrupulous behaviours by employers and by those abusing others. Whilst not all of the Act is directly relevant for businesses, there is a section that deals with transparency in supply chains and this ensures that companies are aware of the humans rights conditions for everyone in the supply chain.
Cobell has taken this piece of legislation very seriously and is constantly tracking its own supply chains to ensure that the spirit of the law is upheld.