All third sector organisations in receipt of public funds through grants, contracts or other means are expected to sign up to the Code of Practice – Ethical Employment in Supply Chains.

The Wales anti-slavery theme for November is Businesses and Safeguarding. Please use National Safeguarding Week 2017 as an opportunity to sign up to and promote the Code of Practice – Ethical Employment in Supply Chains. The Code covers procurement, supplier selection, tendering, contract management and supplier management.  

This Code has been developed to ensure workers are employed in a fair and ethical way. The Code covers procurement, supplier selection, tendering, contract management and supplier management.

The code covers: policy, appointing an Anti-Slavery and Ethical Employment Champion, whistle-blowing, raising suspicions, recruitment and ethical employment, false-self-employment, zero hours contracts, Trade Union membership and the living wage.   

  • To sign up send an email to vwpolicy@wales.gsi.gov.uk using the subject line ‘Code of Practice’, include your name, role email address, name of organisation and contact details.

The code is accompanied by a toolkit made up of guides and procurement notices along with document templates, example tender questions and example contract conditions. These provide practical advice and guidance to help you when implementing the Code. For further help to develop a policy, training or further information call SCVS on 01792 544000 or email: scvs@scvs.org.uk

The Code of Practice: Ethical Employment in Supply Chains and a Guide to tackling Modern Slavery and Human Rights Abuses are available to download from the Welsh Government website, click here.

Please share this Code of Practice, the Modern Slavery posters and this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMtaUjsB6h0 with members, volunteers and supporters, staff and board to raise awareness.

Click here to download the Modern Slavery Poster in English.

Click here to download the Modern Slavery Poster in Welsh.

For more information contact Dr Sue Harrell from Welsh Government Sue.Hurrell@wales.gsi.gov.uk