Agenda item

City Corporation Modern Slavery Statement

Report of the Chamberlain.


The Committee considered a report of the Chamberlain concerning the City Corporation Modern Slavery Statement developed in response to the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The report proposes that the City Corporation complies with annual reporting requirements indicated in the Modern Slavery Act on a voluntary basis, to reflect the organisation’s commitment to responsible business principles.


One Member asked if the City Corporation had the power to revoke procurements if it was found that modern slavery was present in the supply chain. The Chamberlain advised that a response would be circulated to Members outside of the meeting.


RESOLVED – That the Committee,

a)    approves the publication of a voluntary Modern Slavery Statement by the City Corporation;

b)    approves the version submitted, including the ‘Modern Slavery Policy’; and

c)    notes and specifically approves the ‘continuous improvement’ sections detailed throughout, which will form the basis of the action plan used to drive progress amongst all relevant departments over the next year.

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