Seven Police and Crime Commissioners and their respective Chief Constables have each worked together to develop the Modern Slavery Transparency in Supply Chains (TISC) Statement.
The statement takes a new approach to tackling slavery by putting pressure on those, who seek to exploit victims, via their business activities.
West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Humberside, Cleveland, Durham and Northumbria counties have all signed up to the pledge.
It is a collaborative and voluntary commitment, not just to examine policing businesses and supply chains for modern slavery, but also to tackle modern slavery as a whole.
Led by West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Mark Burns-Williamson OBE as the national APCC lead for modern slavery and human trafficking, it has taken a number of months to develop and prepare.