British Retail Consortium

British Retail Consortium
The go-to trade association for UK retailers, promoting the story of retail, shaping debates and influencing the issues that matter to industry.

The BRC’s purpose is to make a positive difference to the retail industry and the customers it serves, today and in the future.

Retailer Protocol for Handling Reported Cases of Modern Slavery in the UK Supply Chain. November 2018.

Developed in partnership by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) and Stronger Together, as well as through consultation with supply chain partners, the Retailer Protocol for Handling Reported Cases of Modern Slavery in the UK supply chain, is an advisory document to help both retailers and suppliers to apply good practice when responding to cases of hidden forced labour. The protocol gives suppliers confidence that their retailer customers will provide the appropriate support if a case of modern slavery is reported. The document establishes principles of good practice and a procedural protocol for retailers in responding to reported cases of forced labour, human trafficking, debt bondage, and other forms of modern slavery.

Significance for seafood businesses: 

Not seafood-specific. There are a number of organisations that offer practical business support to help manage socially responsible business practices. There are also various tools and guidance notes available which are free to use which will help buyers manage their supply chain and make a more informed judgement on the risks they face when sourcing seafood.

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