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Modern slavery in the UK's supply chains - contribute to CIPS knowledge on progress

CIPS 29 May 2018

CIPS would like to see how things have changed in the procurement community.

With the estimation of nearly 46 million enslaved people in the world – modern day slavery is a heinous global crime. Supply chain managers are uniquely placed to help support in the fight against it by actively identifying the possibility of slavery within their own supply chains.

When the UK’s Modern Slavery Act was launched in 2015, CIPS surveyed the procurement community to understand the level of understanding and the extent of preparation in procurement and supply management. The results were shocking. We found that a large proportion of businesses were woefully unprepared for the requirements of the Act, neither aware of the new rules, or what their business had to do to comply.

Now that the Act has been in force for several years, CIPS would like to see how things have changed in the procurement community, whether awareness and activity has increased and what supply chain managers need to do in their own fight against modern slavery.

Please may we have five minutes of your time to complete this important survey and contribute to the body of knowledge and support the CIPS campaign against modern slavery. You will be directed to some useful resources at the end of the survey. And please leave your contact details at the end if you have an interesting story to tell about your experience of slavery in supply chains.

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