Modern Slavery Supplier Expectations

This policy is intended to support suppliers to help them understand the expectations set out by Common Purpose and provides support to implement a strategy for their business to tackle modern slavery. We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our organization and will use this checklist alongside our modern slavery statement as a way of placing modern slavery at the heart of our social responsibility.

Expectation of suppliers:

  • Be familiar with Common Purpose Modern Slavery policies and ensure no part of their own supply chain is complicit with any form of slavery or human trafficking
  • Review this document and take steps to implement the action points set out that are proportionate and reasonable for your company size and risk profile
  • Supports engagement with employees, suppliers and partners to protect workers and prevent exploitation.

Action Points:

  • Make a commitment to modern slavery by assigning board level responsibility
  • Develop a written modern slavery statement outlining the policies in place to prevent modern slavery in the organization.
  • Establish due diligence checks for suppliers to establish their credibility and management of human rights.
  • Provide appropriate access to remedy through the establishment of a grievance and whistle blowing policy.
  • Have systems in place to identify potential risk areas and develop channels for managing and gathering future risk information
  • Ensure staff are trained in how to implement your policies and the risk of modern slavery within your supply chain.

We ask anyone we are working with to review this statement. Implementing the actions outlined and adhering to our expectations demonstrates a commitment to tackle modern slavery and creates the space required to put measures in place to help reduce the risk of modern slavery.

Common Purpose Charitable Trust
38 Artillery Lane,
London E1 7LS
United Kingdom

Last updated: September 2021