Putting people and the planet at the core of business

Publications on the Modern Slavery Act

Briefings, letters and submissions

Joint civil society response to the Government’s response to the Transparency in Supply Chains consultation (October 2020)

We argue that a lack of commitment to meaningful sanctions and enforcement measures is a major concern.

Joint response to Government Modern Slavery Statement (April 2020)

A joint response by CORE and 9 other civil society organisations on the UK Government’s Modern Slavery Statement (26 March 2020).

Joint response to consultation on Transparency in Supply Chains provision (September 2019)

A joint submission by CORE and 13 other civil society organisations.

Government must act on supply chain abuses (June 2019)

A call to action signed by 16 civil society organisations.

Improving the effectiveness of the supply chain reporting requirement in UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and moving towards mandatory human rights due diligence (June 2019)

A briefing for the Westminster Hall Debate on the independent review of the Modern Slavery Act (19 June 2019) signed by CORE and 14 other NGOs, trade unions and investor organisations.

Joint submission to the Independent Review of the Act (October 2018)

You can also read the reviewers’ subsequent interim report which includes many of our recommendations, and the subsequent Government’s response (which lead to the 2019 consultation).

Written evidence to the Public Accounts Committee inquiry into reducing modern slavery (February 2018)

Our evidence was used by the Committee in the oral evidence session and final report.

Research on company compliance

Risk Averse: Company Reporting on raw material and sector-specific risks under the Transparency in Supply Chains clause in the UK Modern Slavery Act (2017)

Exploring company reporting on particular raw material and sector-specific risks.

Who Made Our Uniforms?’ (2018)

A report with ICAR on the (non) transparency of contractors supplying apparel to the UK public sector.

Modern Slavery Registry

An ongoing analysis of reporting, run by the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre.

Guidance for companies

Beyond Compliance: Effective reporting under the Modern Slavery Act (2016)


Short guides for businesses and investors (2017)