Modern Slavery Act
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 Statement
Brentwood Borough Council’s vision is to serve the needs of local people and by working in partnership with the local community the Council aims to make the Borough an even better place to live, work and visit.
While focusing on the needs of the Borough, the Council is also aware of its wider social responsibility and is committed to having a positive impact on the working conditions of all those involved in supplying its goods and services.
To this end the Council is taking the following steps to ensure compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015:
- All tender documents are currently under review to ensure they include an undertaking from the tenderer that there is no use of child labour, slavery, forced or bonded labour, or human trafficking in their supply chains
- The Council is taking legal advice on inclusion on an anti-slavery clause in its standard terms and conditions
- New supplier forms are under review to ensure all new suppliers covered under the Act complete a form that includes a statement from them that they are not involved in modern slavery or exploitation of workers in any way.
Brentwood Borough Council aims to trade only with those suppliers that comply with the Act and those who can demonstrate they are taking steps towards compliance.
This statement is made under section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for the financial year ending 31st March 2017.
This statement is approved by Brentwood Borough Council Finance Director (section 151 Officer) and will be subject to review on an annual basis.