UK Modern Slavery Act Research

UK Modern Slavery Act Research

Description

The UK's Modern Slavery Act 2015

The Modern Slavery Act became law in the UK on 26th March 2015. Under Section 54 of the legislation, a commercial organisation that has an annual turnover of over £36 million and with operations in the UK has to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement each year. The statement should set out the steps the company has taken to ensure there is no slavery or trafficking in its supply chains and its own business, or state that it has taken no such steps.

The legislation does not prescribe what these statements should include, but provides some suggestions that the statement describe relevant policies, due diligence processes, risk assessment and risk management mechanisms, training programmes, and the means by which the company measure the effectiveness of these approaches. Guidance issued by the Home Office also provides additional support for companies.

Project Goals

To evaluate the quality of Modern Slavery Statements that are produced by companies in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act. This year we want to establish a baseline against which we can measure the impact of Section 54 on companies, and in turn, on modern slavery.

What is modern slavery?

Modern Slavery is a term used to describe various offences, including forced labour, slavery, servitude, and human trafficking. The offences are set out in section 1 and section 2 of the Act.

Find out more about modern slavery:

Suggested reading:

  1. 27 statements from FTSE 100 companies by Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC)

  2. Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act and Guidance issued under the Act

  3. CIPs guidance

  4. Walk Free "Tackling modern slavery 1.0" guide

  5. Statements can be found here

Further Guidance:

Check out the following example company to see how the project organisers have researched these metrics:

Watch the tutorial on adding to this research project:

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Of 2085 potential records (139 Companies x 15 Metrics), 1624 have been added so far.
Companies
Company Metrics Researched
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British Museum
Research
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Crown Agents
Research
2
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DS Smith
Research
9
0
6
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Economist Group
Research
9
0
6
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Flextronics International
Research
9
0
6
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Fresca Group Ltd
Research
1
0
14
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Fujitsu Ltd.
Research
4
0
11
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General Mills Inc.
Research
9
0
6
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Jaguar Land Rover
Research
9
0
6
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John Lewis Partnership
Research
9
0
6
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Kellogg Co.
Research
9
0
6
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Macfarlane
Research
15
0
0
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MacIntyre
Research
1
0
14
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Marks and Spencer Group plc
Research
15
0
0
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Marshalls
Research
15
0
0
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Mitsubishi Corporation
Research
9
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6
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New Look Retail Group
Research
9
0
6
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Nikon
Research
9
0
6
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Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Research
9
0
6
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Norse Group
Research
3
0
12
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Nutreco International
Research
15
0
0
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Oxford University Press
Research
9
0
6
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Sky plc
Research
9
0
6
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Tata Steel Europe
Research
9
0
6
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UK Power Networks
Research
8
0
7
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Vodafone Group Plc
Research
9
0
6
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Workspace
Research
1
0
14
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Yazaki Corporation
Research
9
0
6
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Nestlé UK
Research
9
0
6
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Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)
Research
5
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10
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Beeswift Limited
Research
4
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11
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RCMA Group
Research
15
0
0
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Sime Darby
Research
15
0
0
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SGW Global
Research
15
0
0
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Infosys Limited
Research
15
0
0
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Syndicate Bank
Research
15
0
0
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Zalando SE
Research
15
0
0
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Swarovski AG
Research
15
0
0
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Visa
Research
15
0
0
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Rolls-Royce Holdings
Research
14
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Rio Tinto
Research
15
0
0
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PCI Pharma Services
Research
15
0
0
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SG Fleet Group
Research
15
0
0
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Tech Mahindra
Research
15
0
0
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ANZ Group
Research
15
0
0
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Ashurst LLP
Research
15
0
0
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BHP Billiton
Research
15
0
0
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Commonwealth Bank
Research
13
2
0
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CSL
Research
15
0
0
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Qantas Airways
Research
15
0
0
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Telstra Corporation Limited
Research
14
1
0
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Wesfarmers Limited
Research
15
0
0
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Westpac Banking Group
Research
15
0
0
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AJ & RG Barber
Research
2
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Addo Food Group
Research
9
0
6
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Adnams plc
Research
15
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0
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AGT Poortman
Research
15
0
0
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Albert Bartlett
Research
0
0
15
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Allied Milling and Baking
Research
0
0
15
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Anglia Farmers Limited
Research
15
0
0
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Angus Soft Fruits
Research
15
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0
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Argent Group Europe Limited
Research
0
0
15
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Asda Stores Ltd.
Research
0
0
15
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Associated British Foods plc
Research
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0
3
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Aston Manor Cider
Research
12
3
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Aviagen
Research
12
3
0
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Bacardi Limited
Research
0
0
15
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Banham Poultry Limited
Research
15
0
0
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Baxters Food Group Limited
Research
15
0
0
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Beachbody
Research
0
0
15
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Bettys & Taylors Group Ltd
Research
15
0
0
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BFS Group Ltd
Research
15
0
0
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Bob Martin UK
Research
9
3
3
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Bokomo Foods UK
Research
9
4
2
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British American Tobacco
Research
15
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0
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Britvic plc
Research
15
0
0
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Burton's Biscuit Company
Research
10
5
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Calbee UK
Research
13
2
0
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Cambridge Weight Plan
Research
0
0
15
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Cargill Inc.
Research
8
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7
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Chelmer Foods Limited
Research
15
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0
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Coach
Research
15
0
0
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Cobell Ltd
Research
15
0
0
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The Coca Cola Company
Research
15
0
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Conviviality Plc
Research
15
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0
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Country Style Foods Ltd
Research
15
0
0
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Cranswick PLC
Research
15
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Dairy Crest Group plc
Research
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Dawnfresh Seafoods Ltd
Research
15
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Gap inc.
Research
15
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Grande Cheese Company Inc.
Research
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Groupon Inc.
Research
15
0
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Harman International Industries
Research
15
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0
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Hasbro, Inc.
Research
15
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Herman Miller
Research
15
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Hugo Boss AG
Research
15
0
0
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Kering
Research
11
2
2
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Kraft Heinz Company
Research
15
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0
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Levi Strauss & Co.
Research
15
0
0
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Mars Inc.
Research
0
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15
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Mead Johnson Nutrition
Research
15
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Mizuno Corporation
Research
15
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Newell Brands Inc
Research
15
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0
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Nittan Co., Ltd
Research
14
0
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Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC
Research
15
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0
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Pandora
Research
14
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Puma
Research
15
0
0
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Saint-Gobain
Research
15
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Tiffany & Co.
Research
14
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0
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Urban Outfitters
Research
15
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0
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VF
Research
0
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15
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Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc
Research
0
0
15
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Wurth UK Limited
Research
0
0
15
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YOOX NET-A-PORTER Group SpA
Research
0
0
15
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AB InBev UK Limited
Research
13
2
0
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A.G. BARR plc
Research
15
0
0
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Acushnet Group
Research
15
0
0
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Aldi Stores Ltd
Research
15
0
0
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Bandai Namco Holdings Inc
Research
13
2
0
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Bar Foods
Research
14
1
0
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Beam Suntory Inc.
Research
15
0
0
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Berry Gardens
Research
15
0
0
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Blue Skies
Research
15
0
0
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Bright Blue Food Ltd
Research
15
0
0
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Brown-Forman Beverages Europe
Research
14
1
0
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Charles Wells
Research
15
0
0
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Coca-Cola HBC Northern Ireland Ltd
Research
14
1
0
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COOK Trading Ltd
Research
15
0
0
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Danish Crown UK Ltd
Research
12
3
0
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Glen Raven
Research
15
0
0
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Jarden Consumer Solutions
Research
15
0
0
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MAC Cosmetics Inc
Research
14
1
0
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MSC Industrial Supply Company
Research
15
0
0
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Sony Group
Research
15
0
0
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STIHL Inc
Research
15
0
0
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Co-operative Group Ltd.
Research
15
0
0
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CSL Behring UK Limited
Research
15
0
0
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Bright Blue Food Ltd
Research
15
0
0
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Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC
Research
15
0
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