The UK has become the first country to publish a Government Modern Slavery Statement, which sets out how the government is tackling the crime in its supply chains, including direct engagement with around 400 suppliers on implementing effective modern slavery due diligence and delivering training to more than 250 government commercial staff.
There are believed to be over 40 million people enslaved worldwide, generating an estimated US $150 billion in illegal profits per year. Types of slavery include child trafficking, forced labour/debt bondage, sexual exploitation, criminal exploitation and domestic servitude. Certain commercial organisations with a turnover of £36million or more each year are required to produce a statement about their efforts to prevent modern slavery in their operations and supply chains.
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