Business welcomes establishment of Modern Slavery Act

The establishment of a Modern Slavery Act is a critical step in ending the scourge of modern slavery and business welcomes its successful passage through Parliament today, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.

“We congratulate the Parliament in establishing this important piece of legislation, which the Business Council has long supported.

“Modern slavery is abhorrent and business looks forward to continuing to work with the government on implementing the legislation.

“Our members have taken a leadership role in combatting modern slavery and we are proud to have been a long-standing and vocal supporter of introducing the Act.

“Business is committed to identifying forced labour and weeding it out of tainted supply chains.

“We believe greater transparency of supply chains will drive better practice and reveal which companies are working to maintain clean supply chains.”