Public Procurement Note 02/23 (PPN02/23) Tackling Modern Slavery in Government Supply Chains FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

The UK Government has recently published the procurement policy notice 02/23 for all public bodies in scope. With the requirement to ask suppliers to provide supply chain information at a key stage in the procurement process, TISCreport has created an FAQ to help procurement officers become aware of what needs to be done and how it can be made easier using their TISCreport dashboards. The Government guide itself provides more detail and links to toolkits.
What is PPN 02/23?

UK Government has issued a procurement policy note 02/23 to help tackle modern slavery in public sector supply chains in line with Section 54 of the UK Modern Slavery Act.

Who is in scope for PPN 02/23?

PPN 02/23 applies to all Central Government Departments, their Executive Agencies and Non-Departmental Public Bodies, and NHS bodies, and are referred to in as 'In-Scope Organisations' within the PPN.

Which industries are the highest risk?
- Agriculture
- Mining
- Logging
- Fishing and fisheries
- Construction
- Manufacturing and electronics
- Garment/ textile production, including footwear
- Food processing
- Services, including the hospitality, security services, cleaning and catering
- Logistics, including warehousing, transport
- Healthcare, social care
What the the highest risk products imported into the UK?
ACcording to the guide produced by the UK Government, the top 5 imported products at risk of forced or compulsory labour are:
- Garments
- Electronics
- Fish
- Cocoa
- Rice
The Global Slavery Index 2018 also identified the top 15
products at risk of modern slavery imported into the G20 by source
countries. These are:
- Cotton: Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
- Bricks: Afghanistan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan
- Garments, apparel and clothing accessories: Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam
- Cattle: Bolivia, Brazil, Niger, Paraguay
- Sugarcane: Brazil, Dominican Republic
- Gold: Democratic Republic of the Congo, North Korea, Peru
- Carpets: India, Pakistan
- Coal: North Korea, Pakistan
- Fish: Ghana, Indonesia,Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, China, Japan, Russia
- Rice: India, Myanmar
- Timber: Brazil, North Korea,
- Brazil Nuts, Chestnuts: Bolivia
- Cocoa: Cote d'Ivorie, Ghana
- Diamonds: Angola
- Electronics, laptops,computers and mobile phones: China, Malaysia

How can I use TISCreport for PPN 02/23 compliance?

By subscribing to the TISCreport PPN 02/23 compliance dashboard, you can upload all prospective suppliers for you tender(s) and view them by sector, size and import/export status.

You can also view subscribe to data sets for compliance with key regulations including Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act, Gender Pay Gap, Payment Practices Reporting and many others.