Addressing modern slavery risks, as part of our wider responsible procurement strategy, is a topic of huge importance to LUPC. Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act (MSA) requires commercial organisations, with an annual turnover of £36 million or more, to report each year on their efforts to identify, prevent and mitigate modern slavery in their supply chains.

The majority of LUPC members and suppliers should comply.  It’s not too late to write and publish a modern slavery statement. If you already have one, you should review your statement and make the appropriate amendments before the next publication.  Marisol Bernal, LUPC’s Responsible Procurement lead, shares her top tips on writing a Modern Slavery Statement.  You can also read LUPC’s latest Modern Slavery Statement here.

Please contact Marisol Bernal on if you have any questions about writing your Modern Slavery Statement.