The deadline has passed for modern slavery statements to be submitted but companies are failing to properly comply.
Many of the modern slavery statements made by UK companies have failed to meet the three core compliance obligations of the legislation.
Writing for Reuters, Phil Bloomer—executive director of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre—notes that just 183 of the statements, among 700 submitted so far, have board approval.
Only 474 are signed by a board director, or equivalent, and just 337 were available on the company's website.
Bloomer said that just 9% complied with all three demands.
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