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Modern Slavery Statement For Financial Year 2020/21

Risk Assessment

West Midlands Combined Authority suppliers are predominantly UK based; the UK is one of four major European economies that has a low risk of slave labour. WMCA overseas suppliers are mainly obtained from the EU; all suppliers must be compliant with legislation. Whilst the majority of our contracts are deemed low risk, WMCA recognises that we do conduct business in sectors with a traditionally higher risk of modern slavery, including the construction and clothing industries.

It is made clear to all WMCA staff that they play a vital role in preventing and combatting modern slavery and human trafficking. WMCA operates strict procurement processes and has taken steps to ensure that such practices do not occur in its business nor any organisation that supplies goods and/or services.