University of Western Australia - Modern Slavery Act Research

University of Western Australia - Modern Slavery Act Research

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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:

 

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Of 1305 potential records (87 Companies x 15 Metrics ), 1259 have been added so far.
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A.G. BARR plc
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AB InBev UK Limited
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AGT Poortman
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AJ & RG Barber
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ANZ Group
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13564855 small
Acushnet Group
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Adnams plc
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Albert Bartlett
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Aldi Stores Ltd
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13564651 small
Allied Milling and Baking
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Anglia Farmers Limited
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13564659 small
Angus Soft Fruits
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13564666 small
Argent Group Europe Limited
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12604183 small
Asda Stores Ltd.
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Ashurst LLP
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Associated British Foods plc
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Aston Manor Cider
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Aviagen
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BFS Group Ltd
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BHP Billiton
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Bacardi Limited
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13564915 small
Bandai Namco Holdings Inc
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Banham Poultry Limited
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13564922 small
Bar Foods
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Baxters Food Group Limited
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Beachbody
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Beam Suntory Inc.
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Berry Gardens
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Bettys & Taylors Group Ltd
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Blue Skies
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13564728 small
Bob Martin UK
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Bokomo Foods UK
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Bright Blue Food Ltd
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British American Tobacco
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Britvic plc
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Brown-Forman Beverages Europe
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Burton's Biscuit Company
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COOK Trading Ltd
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CSL Behring UK Limited
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Calbee UK
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Charles Wells
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Chelmer Foods Limited
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Co-operative Group Ltd.
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Coach
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Cobell Ltd
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Coca-Cola HBC Northern Ireland Ltd
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Commonwealth Bank
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Conviviality Plc
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Country Style Foods Ltd
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Cranswick PLC
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Dairy Crest Group plc
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Danish Crown UK Ltd
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Dawnfresh Seafoods Ltd
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Gap inc.
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Glen Raven
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Grande Cheese Company Inc.
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Groupon Inc.
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Harman International Industries
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Hasbro, Inc.
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Herman Miller
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Hugo Boss AG
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Jarden Consumer Solutions
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Kering
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Kraft Heinz Company
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Levi Strauss & Co.
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13564990 small
MAC Cosmetics Inc
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MSC Industrial Supply Company
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Mars Inc.
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Mead Johnson Nutrition
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Mizuno Corporation
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Newell Brands Inc
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Nittan Co., Ltd
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13564828 small
Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC
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Pandora
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Puma
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Qantas Airways
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13565008 small
STIHL Inc
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Saint-Gobain
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Sony Group
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Tech Mahindra
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Telstra Corporation Limited
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The Coca Cola Company
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Tiffany & Co.
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Urban Outfitters
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VF
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Wesfarmers Limited
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Westpac Banking Group
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