Decision details

Stockport Council Modern Slavery Statement Review

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Stockport Council published its first Modern Slavery Statement in April 2019. This outlines what the Council is doing to ensure its supply chains do not have links to modern slavery. The Council undertook to review the Statement annually, and this report summarises the first such review.


The Cabinet noted that in September 2018, the Council Meeting approved a motion condemning the practice of modern slavery and the Council has subsequently signed a Modern Slavery Charter.


One of the Charter’s commitments was to publish a Modern Slavery Statement that sets out the measures the council has implemented to ensure its supply chains are not linked to modern slavery, as well as further measures it intends to implement.


The Cabinet has therefore given approval to the adoption of the second iteration of the Stockport Council Modern Slavery Statement for the period up to 31 March 2022 as detailed in the report.

Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: Not applicable

Decision Reference: CAB269

Declarations or conflicts of Interest: None.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

All key Council staff, as well as STAR Procurement, have been involved the review.

Contact: Alan Lawson, Corporate and Support Services Email: Tel: 0161 474 5397.

Report author: Alan Lawson

Publication date: 23/12/2020

Date of decision: 22/12/2020

Decided at meeting: 22/12/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/01/2021

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