Modern Slavery Act Statements in the University Sector The Start of the Journey

Tags: Procurement and Supplier Engagement | slavery

Written by Dr Caroline Emberson, Enterprise Fellow, University of Nottingham Business School. As a practitioner, Dr Emberson worked within the clothing and textiles sector before moving into academia to research supply chain management. Her current interest is in the development of a supply chain risk impact assessment tool for modern slavery. Dr Emberson writes:

“With the introduction of the UK’s Modern Slavery Act (MSA), commercial organisations with a turnover of £36 million or more are required to produce an annual statement stating what steps they have taken to eradicate modern day slavery from their own organisation and from their supply chains. This includes commercial organisations in the public sector, such as UK Universities.

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