This metric is about finding out whether the company complied with requirement to link to their statement from the homepage of their website. To research this metric first navigate to the company's home page. You will probably have to add a new source representing the homepage, so click the "Add a new source" button and enter the company's homepage URL as the new source.
If a link to the company's Modern Slavery Act statement appears on the homepage of their website, a value of "Yes" should be added, and it should cite the homepage URL as the source. If no mention of the Modern Slavery Act statement can be found on the company's homepage, a "No" value should be added, and it should cite the URL of the homepage where you looked for the statement as it's source.
A good starting point to researching this metric is to use a search engine to search for the company name, click through to company's website, and perform a search on this page (ctrl+f) for terms like "slavery" or "trafficking".
If a link to the company's Modern Slavery Act statement can be found within an appropriately titled drop-down menu on the homepage, this is sufficient for giving the company a "Yes" value. So, before entering a "No" value please take a quick look in any drop-down menus that might contain a link to the statement.
Some companies have a separate "corporate" website (e.g. btplc.com is the corporate site of BT Group), if this is the case then placement on the homepage of this site counts for a "Yes" value.
When adding a "Yes" value, please include a short comment explaining where you found the link.
When researching this metric the "Year" field should be set to the current year.
* Note on choosing the Year of your answer
Read the MSA Statement carefully to find out what year it covers. For instance, if the statement relates to activities and actions undertaken in the period January - October 2016, choose 2016 as your answer's year.
Companies may report in fiscal years (FY) that include months from two different calendar years. In this case, please use the latest calendar year cited. For instance, a report for FY 2016/17 should be used for adding data for the year 2017.