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 795 potential records (15 Metrics x 53 Companies), 427 have been added so far.
Companies
Company Metrics Researched
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British Museum
Research
60.0%
0.0%
40.0%
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Crown Agents
Research
0.0%
0.0%
100.0%
12602863 small
DS Smith
Research
60.0%
0.0%
40.0%
12602861 small
Economist Group
Research
60.0%
0.0%
40.0%
12603409 small
Flextronics International
Research
60.0%
0.0%
40.0%
12602860 small
Fresca Group Ltd
Research
0.0%
0.0%
100.0%
12602850 small
Fujitsu Ltd.
Research
26.6%
0.0%
73.3%
12602849 small
General Mills Inc.
Research
60.0%
0.0%
40.0%
12603256 small
Jaguar Land Rover
Research
60.0%
0.0%
40.0%
12602882 small
John Lewis Partnership
Research
60.0%
0.0%
40.0%
12604142 small
Kellogg Co.
Research
60.0%
0.0%
40.0%
12602857 small
Macfarlane
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100.0%
0.0%
0.0%
12602858 small
MacIntyre
Research
0.0%
0.0%
100.0%
12602845 small
Marks and Spencer Group plc
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100.0%
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0.0%
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Marshalls
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93.3%
6.6%
0.0%
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Mitsubishi Corporation
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60.0%
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40.0%
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New Look Retail Group
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60.0%
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40.0%
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Nikon
Research
60.0%
0.0%
40.0%
12604175 small
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Research
60.0%
0.0%
40.0%
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Norse Group
Research
20.0%
0.0%
80.0%
12603045 small
Nutreco International
Research
100.0%
0.0%
0.0%
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Oxford University Press
Research
60.0%
0.0%
40.0%
12603232 small
Sky plc
Research
60.0%
0.0%
40.0%
12602854 small
Tata Steel Europe
Research
60.0%
0.0%
40.0%
12602877 small
UK Power Networks
Research
53.3%
0.0%
46.6%
12602848 small
Vodafone Group Plc
Research
60.0%
0.0%
40.0%
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Workspace
Research
6.6%
0.0%
93.3%
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Yazaki Corporation
Research
60.0%
0.0%
40.0%
12602846 small
Nestlé UK
Research
60.0%
0.0%
40.0%
12602932 small
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)
Research
33.3%
0.0%
66.6%
12602644 small
Beeswift Limited
Research
26.6%
0.0%
73.3%
12774472 small
RCMA Group
Research
100.0%
0.0%
0.0%
12774500 small
Sime Darby
Research
100.0%
0.0%
0.0%
12774504 small
SGW Global
Research
100.0%
0.0%
0.0%
12603484 small
Infosys Limited
Research
100.0%
0.0%
0.0%
12774582 small
Syndicate Bank
Research
100.0%
0.0%
0.0%
12774623 small
Zalando SE
Research
100.0%
0.0%
0.0%
12774627 small
Swarovski AG
Research
100.0%
0.0%
0.0%
12603769 small
Visa
Research
100.0%
0.0%
0.0%
12603548 small
Rolls-Royce Holdings
Research
93.3%
6.6%
0.0%
12603467 small
Rio Tinto
Research
100.0%
0.0%
0.0%
12774690 small
PCI Pharma Services
Research
100.0%
0.0%
0.0%
12774717 small
SG Fleet Group
Research
100.0%
0.0%
0.0%
12829580 small
Tech Mahindra
Research
0.0%
0.0%
100.0%
13124420 small
ANZ Group
Research
0.0%
0.0%
100.0%
13124487 small
Ashurst LLP
Research
0.0%
0.0%
100.0%
12603923 small
BHP Billiton
Research
0.0%
0.0%
100.0%
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Commonwealth Bank
Research
0.0%
0.0%
100.0%
13124669 small
CSL
Research
0.0%
0.0%
100.0%
12603660 small
Qantas Airways
Research
0.0%
0.0%
100.0%
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Telstra Corporation Limited
Research
0.0%
0.0%
100.0%
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Wesfarmers Limited
Research
0.0%
0.0%
100.0%
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Westpac Banking Group
Research
0.0%
0.0%
100.0%