Having a Remediation Plan for modern slavery shouldn’t be overlooked. Remediation is part of the mandatory reporting criteria of the Modern Slavery Act, with the ultimate goal of a Remediation Plan being to protect the victim.
This is different to a Whistleblower Policy which describes an organisation’s process for receiving and responding to grievances. A Remediation Plan should include immediate steps to take to ensure the safety of the victim, who and how to report concerns to both internally and to the appropriate authorities and include steps for decision making about the type of remediation that an organisation may provide.
Edge Environment has teamed up with Holding Redlich to produce a knowledge sharing series on modern slavery. Watch this short video where Edge’s Head of Sustainable and Ethical Procurement, Nicole Thompson discusses whistleblower policy vs remediation plan.