Modern slavery statement

The NMC has a substantial sized supply chain with a variety of commercial relationships with third parties. As a statutory body and a charity the NMC recognises the importance of its role in implementing the guidance of the Modern Slavery Act and the consequences of its implications. We are currently reviewing our processes internally and internationally to ensure a zero tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking.

We have a centralised professional procurement team. The procurement team is scheduled to complete an industry standard training on the Modern Slavery Act during 2017. We are currently developing a targeted organisation wide communication in response to the Act and it is our intention that employees will have access to the necessary information and training.

The NMC recognises the risks related to slavery and human trafficking within the organisation’s supply chain. It is not acceptable to have any form of slavery within our contracting relations and we are determined to support the eradication of slavery as per the legislation. An initial risk assessment of our supply chain will be completed during 2017.

The procurement team is reviewing the current procurement process to embed the Modern Slavery Act into the end-to-end process.

In order to measure our effectiveness in tackling Modern Slavery, the NMC will be monitoring the following Modern Slavery Key Performance Indicators during the financial year 2017-2018:

  • Percentage of centralised procurement contract suppliers with Modern Slavery Act statements.
  • Percentage of procurement team completed industry standard Modern Slavery training.