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Modern Slavery Bill (1)

United Kingdom Current 2015

The Modern Slavery Act will give law enforcement the tools to fight modern slavery, ensure perpetrators can receive suitably severe punishments for these appalling crimes, enhance support and protection for victims, and ensure supply chain transparency

Issuer name

Parliament

Government ministry

Business/Trade/Industry

More information

The bill was announced in the Queen's speech on 4 June 2014 and aims to tackle modern slavery by cracking down on traffickers and improving the protection and support available to victims. The bill is expected to pass into law before the next UK general election in May 2015.

Organizations covered by the instrument

All Companies

Industry scope

All/none specified

Disclosure venue

NA

ESG coverage- S (Social)

Human Rights, Employment Conditions, Policies and Practices

ESG coverage- Eco (Economic & General)

Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Status

Current

Country

United Kingdom

Region

Europe

Date of publication

2015

Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Public law and regulation

Mandatory or voluntary

Mandatory

The geographical scope

National/federal

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