Agenda item

Modern Slavery Statement and Charter

Decision:

*RESOLVED –

 

1.   That the Chesterfield Borough Council Modern Slavery Statement for 2019/20 be approved.

 

2.   That it be recommended to full Council that Chesterfield Borough Council sign up to, and work towards, implementation of the Co-operative Party Charter against Modern Slavery.

 

REASON FOR DECISIONS

 

To demonstrate and strengthen our commitment to preventing and reducing the impact of modern slavery.

Minutes:

The Assistant Director – Policy and Communications submitted a report recommending for approval Chesterfield Borough Council’s Modern Slavery Statement. The report also provided details on the Modern Slavery Charter launched by the Co-operative Party and proposed that the Council sign up to the Charter and work towards implementation of the actions.

 

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 imposed a duty on organisations which supply goods and/or services from or to the UK and have a global turnover above £36 million to publish a statement on slavery and human trafficking each financial year. Local Authorities currently do not need to comply with this duty, however Chesterfield Borough Council volunteered to develop and implement modern slavery statements from 2018/19 onwards to demonstrate the Council’s commitment to, and prevention of, exploitation.

 

The Modern Slavery Statement and Co-operative Party Modern Slavery Charter were attached as appendices to the officer’s report.

 

*RESOLVED –

 

1.   That the Chesterfield Borough Council Modern Slavery Statement for 2019/20 be approved.

 

2.   That it be recommended to full Council that Chesterfield Borough Council sign up to, and work towards, implementation of the Cooperative Party Charter against Modern Slavery.

 

REASON FOR DECISIONS

 

To demonstrate and strengthen our commitment to preventing and

reducing the impact of modern slavery.

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