Hertsmere Borough Council has signed a pledge indicating slavery will not be tolerated in the borough.
In conjunction with UK Anti-Slavery Day on October 18, the council has signed a pledge to the national Charter Against Modern Slavery.
Modern slavery is a growing problem globally and can take many forms, including the coercion, exploitation, deception and/or trafficking of people for labour, sex, criminality, organ removal, marriage and servitude.
Although slavery is illegal in every country, it still happens all over the world, including, the council says, in Hertsmere.
The charter includes a 10-point plan committing the council to undertake activities to ensure that its supply chains are exploitation free.
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