Chelmsford City Council

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Modern slavery

To meet the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Part 6), we have published a Modern Slavery Statement.


Charter against modern slavery

In 2020, we signed up to the charter against modern slavery

The means we will:

  • train our corporate procurement team to understand modern slavery through the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply’s (CIPS) online course on Ethical Procurement and Supply
  • require our contractors to comply fully with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, wherever it applies, with contract termination as a potential sanction for non-compliance
  • challenge any abnormally low-cost tenders to ensure they do not rely upon the potential contractor practising modern slavery
  • highlight to our suppliers that contracted workers are free to join a trade union and are not to be treated unfairly for belonging to one
  • publicise our whistle-blowing system for staff to blow the whistle on any suspected examples of modern slavery
  • require our tendered contractors to adopt a whistle-blowing policy which enables their staff to blow the whistle on any suspected examples of modern slavery
  • review our contractual spending regularly to identify any potential issues with modern slavery
  • highlight for our suppliers any risks identified concerning modern slavery and refer them to the relevant agencies to be addressed
  • refer for investigation via the National Crime Agency’s national referral mechanism any of our  contractors identified as a cause for concern regarding modern slavery
  • report publicly on the implementation of this policy annually


Report modern slavery

You can contact the Modern Slavery Helpline to report a case of modern slavery, or to find more information and advice. 

You can also call them on 0800 0121 700.

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    Last updated: 27 November 2020

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