Although the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (UK) only requires organisations with a turnover of at least £36 million to publish a modern-day slavery statement, some companies with a conscience and turnovers below that threshold are going above and beyond the requirements of the law. voestalpine UK – who supply rail infrastructure to all major UK national rail operators – is one model example.
voestalpine UK has a commitment to responsible sourcing. As part of this, the company is adopting a proactive approach to tackling contemporary slavery. voestalpine has an established programme that ensures suppliers meet quality standards – but they wanted to extend this further to identify and eliminate forced labour from within their business.