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The UK Modern Slavery Act – Ropes & Gray Resources for Compliance


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Many companies will be publishing their second statements under the UK Modern Slavery Act towards the end of the first half of 2018. Stakeholder expectations are significantly higher this year.

Ropes & Gray has a leading supply chain compliance and corporate social responsibility practice. We advise clients across a broad range of anti-human trafficking and other supply chain compliance regulations, including the Modern Slavery Act. For individualized assistance, including information on our teach-ins in this subject area, please contact your usual Ropes & Gray attorney or contact us at RopesGrayCSR@ropesgray.com.

We encourage you to take advantage of the following complimentary Ropes & Gray resources to assist with your MSA compliance:

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*Please note, Ropes & Gray partner Michael Littenberg is on the multi-stakeholder Development Committee for the STRT.

The Ropes & Gray Supply Chain Compliance and CSR Resource Center

The Resource Center contains primary source materials and articles on the MSA and other anti-human trafficking regulations, such as the US FAR, the Countering Americas Adversaries Through Sanctions Act and the proposed Australian modern slavery legislation.

About Our Supply Chain Compliance and Corporate Social Responsibility Practice

Ropes & Gray has a leading Supply Chain Compliance and Corporate Social Responsibility (business and human rights) practice. With team members in the United States, Europe and Asia, we are able to take a holistic, global approach to supply chain compliance and CSR. Senior members of the practice have advised on these matters for almost 30 years, enabling us to provide a long-term perspective that few firms can match.

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