Modern Slavery in Supply Chains

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/0558
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires all large businesses to produce an annual statement setting out the steps they have taken to tackle modern slavery in their business and supply chains. What action has the GLA taken to ensure that our contractors are abiding by this requirement?

Answer

Answer for Modern Slavery in Supply Chains

Answer for Modern Slavery in Supply Chains

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Greater London Authority (GLA) is committed to ensuring its suppliers meet the requirements set out by the Modern Slavery Act 2015. When a company tenders for a GLA contract, as part of the selection process they must complete a questionnaire which includes a question on whether they are compliant with these requirements. If they fail to comply, they will be precluded from the procurement process.

Promoting Ethical Sourcing Practices, including issues of modern slavery, is one of the six themes of the newly-revised GLA Group Responsible Procurement Policy. This will be one of the priority areas for the new GLA Group Central Responsible Procurement Team, which is being established to support Functional Bodies implementing the commitments of the Policy.