This metric records whether the company produced a statement in accordance with the UK's Modern Slavery Act 2015 and/or the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act. This metric includes only some of the statements available on the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre's registry of Modern Slavery Act statements - you are encouraged to consult the registry directly for a full list of statements.
Section 54 of the UK Modern Slavery Act requires a commercial organisation that has a turnover of over £36 million with operations in the UK to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement each year which sets out the steps it has taken to ensure there is no slavery or trafficking in its supply chains or its own business, or states that it has taken no such steps.
This metric is asking whether the company has published a statement in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act or neither. If you can find a relevant statement give the company a "Yes - UK Modern Slavery Act" and/or "Yes - Australian Modern Slavery Act" and/or "Yes - California Transparency in Supply Chains Act" value and add/cite that statement as a source. There are other metrics which ask questions about whether the company's statement complies with the law and whether it contains certain kinds of information. For this metric, any statement that is intended as a "Modern Slavery Act statement" counts for a "Yes" value.
If the company you are researching does not appear on the registry, try searching the web for terms like "[Company name] modern slavery statement". These statements should be linked to from a company's homepage but this is not always the case.
These statements can be called things like:
Modern Slavery Act statement
Slavery and Trafficking statement
If you cannot find a relevant statement by the company, and you believe they are required to produce one, add a new "report" source that explains how you searched, and give the company a value of "No - neither".
* Note on choosing the Year of your answer
Read the MSA Statement carefully to find out what year it covers. When a statement is referring to a Financial Year (FY) ending in Q1, it should be labeled with the previous year.
Statement for FY2018/19 ending in March 2019 = 2018
Statement for FY2018/19 ending in April 2019 (or later) = 2019