Modern Slavery in Sussex: how can we support employers and consumers to avoid modern slavery in supply chains?

In 2015, the Modern Slavery Act put in place legislation requiring businesses to report on processes in place to prevent modern slavery in their supply chains. Consumers and civil society, it was expected, would scrutinise, and hold businesses accountable for their actions. Five years on, how effective have these measures been? What challenges remain for businesses and how can these be better supported?

Drawing on research, practice, and delivery perspectives from across the Sussex business landscape, this webinar will explore the responsibilities handed to businesses and discuss the parts we all play in identifying and eradicating the problem through our choices and actions.


This project was funded by the University of Sussex and the Economic and Social Research Council to help translate academic knowledge into action.