How well do you know your Supply Chain?

We like to remain ahead of the curve and since our early days, we have been strong campaigners on sustainability and being a responsible provider of promotional products.

We haveSustainability Chart - Modern Slavery Act spent many years developing our processes and expertise in order to provide you with true added value.  Our CEO's links with Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) as a Fellow means we keep our eye very much on the supply chain  news and trends. And what is very topical right now is the global challenge with slavery in our supply chains.

Alarming ignorance of the Slavery Act - A recent CIPS survey suggests that only 60% of professionals have read guidance on the Act.  The Act, which came into force in October 2015, requires companies with a turnover in excess of £36m to publish a statement online detailing what they are doing to tackle slavery and human trafficking in their supply chain. The stats are taken from the survey and clearly demonstrate that there is a lot of ignorance out there and that corporations really do need to get on top of this piece of legislation.

Is there slavery in your supply chain?

The Home Office has published guidance for firms covered by the Modern Slavery Act.  The document, Transparency in supply chains etc. a practical guide, has been produced by the UK government with the help of businesses and civil society to help companies comply with the legislation. The guidance provides details on who needs to comply, how a statement should be written, constructed and published, and what to do if slavery is identified in the supply chain.  It said a statement must contain the steps taken by an organisation, approved and signed by a director, member or partner, and must be published on an organisation’s website with a prominent link on the homepage.