New! Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Services
GreenSoft can now help you comply with the UK Modern Slavery Act (MSA), the anti-slavery and human trafficking provisions of the US Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act.
We will collect Statements of Compliance from your suppliers for you so that your company can prove you have done due-diligence on your supply chain to avoid modern slavery and human trafficking risks. We can also help your company and your suppliers generate this Statement of Compliance and evaluate and analyze your risk level.
View GreenSoft’s own Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement as an example here.
UK Modern Slavery Act (MSA)
Enacted in March 2015, the Modern Slavery Act is designed to prevent slavery, servitude and forced labor, as well as human trafficking, not just from a company’s base operations, but all the way through the supply chain.
Any commercial organization with a total turnover of £36 million or more that sells goods or services and carries on a business or part of a business in any part of the United Kingdom is required to comply.
Affected companies must prepare a Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement every financial year and publish this statement to the company website. In order to generate this statement, companies must collect similar statements from their suppliers all the way down their supply chain, as well as conduct risk analyses and audits on high-risk suppliers.
GreenSoft will collect these statements from your suppliers for you and conduct a risk analysis to determine which suppliers are high or low risk. If your company or any of your suppliers need guidance on generating such a statement, we can help with that too. Contact us to get started today.
US Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) & California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
In March 2015, “Ending Trafficking in Persons” provisions were added to FAR. These provisions apply to any companies with government contracts or sub-contracts that are for services performed outside of the United States and with an estimated value exceeding $500,000.
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act was enacted in October 2010 and went into effect in January 2012. This Act applies to any retail seller or manufacturer doing business in California that has annual worldwide gross receipts of more than $100 million.
Similar to MSA, both of these regulations require certification statements from a company and a risk analysis and the collection of similar statements from their suppliers. Contact us to learn more.
Contacting Your Supply Chain
Our Data Services team will collect statements from your suppliers for you and help suppliers to generate such statements when they have not yet created one.
In our experience, it takes an average of four (4) emails or phone calls per supplier to obtain valid data and documentation from suppliers. Be prepared for the amount of resources needed to perform collection if your company attempts to do this on their own. However many suppliers your company has should be multiplied by four to estimate how many contact attempts will be necessary to obtain the certifications you need for compliance. Let us do this for you and we will contact your suppliers as many times as it takes to obtain the required documents.