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Attorney General’s Office and Crown Prosecution Service issue Anti-Modern Slavery Statement

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The Attorney General’s Office (AGO), and CPS have jointly issued an Anti-Modern Slavery Statement, reasserting our organisations’ combined commitment to preventing modern slavery within our supply chains.

The 2015 Modern Slavery Act gives law enforcement agencies enhanced tools to tackle modern slavery. The Act also made the UK the first country in the world to require large businesses to report on the steps they have taken to tackle modern slavery in their operations and global supply chains.

In 2020, the UK published the world’s first government modern slavery statement setting out the steps taken to prevent modern slavery in central government supply chains. This includes a commitment for government departments to publish their own annual statement.

The CPS is committed to helping deliver the government’s objectives, ensuring taxpayers’ money does not inadvertently fund criminal activities, and to protect vulnerable workers in global supply chains from exploitation.

The statement outlines the steps the AGO and CPS have taken to prevent modern slavery in their supply chains and ensure transparency in areas where AGO and CPS suppliers may need to improve. The statement also sets out formal goals, with a report on the progress towards these objectives due be released in 2022.

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