Modern Slavery Act 2015
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (‘the Act’), which came into effect in October the same year, signalled a new drive in the fight against slavery. It includes a duty on businesses to play their part in stopping modern slavery in global supply chains.
Brintons prides itself in being a responsible business and is committed to complying with the requirements of the Act.
Section 54 of the Act (Transparency in Supply Chains) requires Brintons to publish a statement on its website of the steps taken during the financial year to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any of our supply chains or in any part of our own business. Suppliers are those businesses that supply either goods or services (or both) to the firm.
We have assessed all aspects of our own business which remain compliant with the Act.
To ensure we are consistent with all the requirements of the Act, we are in the process of:
- Risk-assessing all current suppliers and requesting a positive confirmation from material suppliers of their compliance with the Act.
- Risk assessing all new suppliers to the firm.
- Updating the Group’s procurement procedures, so that at contract renewal or initial engagement, we obtain written confirmation from our suppliers’ that they comply with the Act.
- Replacing suppliers who fail to provide adequate evidence that they comply with the requirements of the Act.