Modern slavery webinar: supply chain assurance
16 October 2020: ICAEW’s Business and Management Faculty is producing a series of webinars and guides to explain the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and how to spot, mitigate and report modern slavery.
Many charities and think-tanks have warned that one of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown is the risk that slavery and human trafficking will rise as producers and buyers try to secure markets when demand is low and supply chains are restricted.
The UK Government has also indicated it is planning to give the Modern Slavey Act 2015 more teeth, particularly concerning the s54 Transparency in Supply Chains Statements that many commercial organisations have to produce. As well as extending the regime to public authorities, the government is considering more civil penalties for non-compliance.
Given this heightened level of scrutiny, now would seem the time to make sure your organisation knows how to spot modern slavery and human trafficking within its supply chains. To help, ICAEW’s Business and Management Faculty is commissioning a series of webinars and guides to explain the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and how to spot, mitigate and report modern slavery.
The first webinar in the series looks at supply chain assurance in the retail sector. Although it is specific to retail, it can help all organisations protect themselves from supply chain risk by knowing what key controls should be in place to mitigate risk. There will also be an opportunity to ask our expert your questions on supply chain assurance
The webinar is live on 20 October from 10-11am, but if you register you can listen to it on demand at any time. It is available to all ICAEW members at no extra charge.
For full details including how to register click here.