We can help you to ensure compliance with The Bribery Act and Modern Slavery Act.
We can assist you with complying with the provisions of the Bribery Act and the Modern Slavery Act.
Bribery Act compliance
The Bribery Act came into force on 01 January 2011 and it applies to all organisations established in the UK. As well as introducing specific offences around the offering and taking of bribes, the Bribery Act also introduced the concept of corporate responsibility for the failure to prevent corruption. The only defence to this charge is to show that you have a culture which does not tolerate corruption and demonstrate this through having appropriate policies, procedures, training and contractual provisions in place.
We can assist you with drafting Bribery Act policies and procedures and appropriate contract provisions. In addition, we can provide training on the Bribery Act to ensure that your organisation has the correct culture in place.
Modern Slavery Act compliance
The Modern Slavery Act, as well as introducing specific offences concerning slavery and human trafficking, make it a requirement for all UK organisations with a turnover of £36 million or more to publish an annual modern slavery statement.
This requirement has led many large organisations to re-examine their position on modern slavery, putting policies and procedures in place, integrating relevant clauses into their contracts and making modern slavery an issue that is dealt with in their in their supplier questionnaires.
We can assist you with navigating your way through the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act legislation and help you draft your own statements, policies and contractual provisions to help ensure compliance, not only with the law, but also the requirements of the third parties with which you do business and, the principles of best practice in this area.
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