New Guide: Managing Supplier Compliance with the Modern Slavery Act in the Foodservice sector

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June 15, 2016

New Guide: Managing Supplier Compliance with the Modern Slavery Act in the Foodservice sector

New Guide: Managing supplier compliance with the Modern Slavery Act in the foodservice sector

On April 1st 2016 the Modern Slavery Act came into force in the UK. It introduced new measures to combat slavery and human trafficking in businesses and their supply chains.

The foodservice sector and its supply chains are considered to be the most exposed to the risks of modern slavery because of their transient workforce, close partnerships with primary industries such as agriculture and their complex and global supply chains.

To help businesses ensure they are fully compliant with the new requirements, Trade Interchange has produced a short guide offering practical advice around managing suppliers’ compliance with the Modern Slavery Act, specifically in relation to the foodservice sector.

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Trade Interchange currently works with many leading foodservice brands, including Pizza Express, Domino’s, Brakes, Sodexo, The Restaurant Group and Whitbread, to provide a simple solution for managing the Act’s requirements, specifically around ‘Transparency in Supply Chains’ clause,

Stewart Maranello, Purchasing Systems and Data Controller, The Restaurant Group, said: “We recently used our ARCUS® SIM to gather additional information from our suppliers in line with The Modern Slavery Act’s reporting requirements around supply chain transparency.

“Updating the information was easy, and supplier uptake was immediate, within one hour 10% of our clients had updated their information and after 24 hours this had shot up to 24%. Within a few days, that figure significantly increased, and the few suppliers that needed a little extra encouragement were easily managed via the central dashboard. 

“ARCUS® SIM has taken the strain out of managing The Modern Slavery Act’s reporting requirements.”


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