UK: Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner urges transparency, proactive approach to combat slavery amongst UK-based UN Global Compact signatories

Date: 7th April 2016
Category: General principles, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner has written to all UK-based UN Global Compact signatories urging transparency statements demonstrating a proactive approach to combating slavery.

Kevin Hyland OBE stated that:

"As Commissioner, I expect all businesses to produce modern slavery reports that are accurate, transparent and demonstrate a proactive approach to ensuring that slavery does not exist in their supply chain, and if it has been identified what remedies have been put in place. The purpose of this measure is to drive up standards in labour markets and supply chains both in the UK and internationally."