STATEMENT PUBLISHED: Annual Slavery and Human Trafficking

LUPC has now published it's third annual Statement on Slavery and Human Trafficking, published in accordance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

LUPC Director Andy Davies said: "LUPC has no legal obligation to publish a Section 54 Statement, but given that our Members spend over £200m a year through our supply agreements, our Board feels we have a moral imperative to do so.  We also want and need to reflect our Members' strong values when it comes to responsible procurement."

LUPC was the first public buying organisation (PBO) to publish a Statement after the Modern Slavery Act came into force in 2015.  This year's Statement was prepared with the support of LUPC's Responsible Procurement Advisory Group and endorsed by the Executive Committee before it was approved by the LUPC Board on 8 December.  The statement can be viewed here and is accessible via the Modern Slavery Statement link on our website footer.