The Central Registry for business transparency statements is now in operation and can be found at www.tiscreport.org. The Central Registry provides consumers, the public and investors with one central point to access transparency statements and understand the steps businesses are taking to prevent modern slavery in their supply chains and own organisations.
Businesses are encouraged to file their statement on the Central Registry to increase their transparency and support the UK’s efforts in tackling modern slavery. Businesses will be charged an initial authentication fee of £20+VAT, which will provide assurance and security that the statement is genuine and from the business concerned. Once authenticated, businesses can access the portal’s tools and information to help them build and submit a transparency statement. To submit a statement, businesses need to pay a mandatory filing fee (minimum of £200+VAT). The filing fee will be split equally between maintaining and developing the Registry and the Modern Slavery Helpline. Additional charitable donations may also be made towards the Helpline and the vital work that Unseen does to support and safeguard survivors. We have a number of subscriptions to suit your needs and desired level of involvement, starting at £200+VAT per year for companies above £36M turnover, and free for those below the threshold..
The Registry not only allows businesses to file their statement, but will also support them in developing their statement through a ‘Statement Builder’. This logs actions as they are undertaken throughout the year to help build future statements. Subscribing will also allow businesses to link to those organisations in their supply chain, thus demonstrating increased transparency through the supply chain as well as through their own organisation.
Businesses subscribing to the registry (and those providing an additional charitable donation) can reference the fact that they have done so in their statement, thereby supporting wider efforts to tackle modern slavery in the UK. The Modern Slavery Act also requires businesses to publish their statement on their own website, if they have one, and place a link in a prominent place on their home page.
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