PEFC UK releases information sheet on Modern Slavery Act 2015
PEFC UK has produced a information sheet designed to help certified companies demonstrate compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Section 54 of the Act entitled Transparency in Supply Chains is relevant to companies with a global turnover of over £36 million and which conduct business or part of a business in the United Kingdom.
All businesses which meet these criteria must publish a Slavery and Human Trafficking statement on their website with a prominent link to it from its home page. The statement should show the steps it has taken during the past financial year to ensure that slavery and human
trafficking has not taken place either in the company’s operations or its supply chain, both in the UK and abroad.
The information sheet shows how PEFC-certified companies and users of PEFC certified products (who may also have to comply with the legislation) can refer to PEFC’s certification standards to help demonstrate that forced labour has not been used in their certified products supply chain.
The publication can be downloaded from the PEFC UK website or can be obtained by e-mailing [email protected].