ESCP Europe Business School - Modern Slavery Act Research
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ESCP Europe Business School - 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:

 

Watch the tutorial on adding to this research project:

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Of 645 potential records (43 Companies x 15 Metrics), 645 have been added so far.
Company Metrics Researched
Apple Inc.+image
Apple Inc.
California (United States)
Research
August Storck KG+Image
August Storck KG
Germany
Research
Bennett Construction Ltd+Image
Bennett Construction Ltd
United Kingdom
Research
Bewley’s+Image
Bewley’s
Ireland
Research
Brakes Group+Image
Brakes Group
United Kingdom
Research
Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.+Image
Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
France
Research
Caffè Nero Group Ltd+Image
Caffè Nero Group Ltd
United Kingdom
Research
CBRE Group+image
CBRE Group
California (United States)
Research
Complete Coffee Limited+Image
Complete Coffee Limited
United Kingdom
Research
Hitachi Ltd.+image
Hitachi Ltd.
Japan
Research
HP Inc+Image
HP Inc
California (United States)
Research
IBI Group Inc.+Image
IBI Group Inc.
Canada
Research
Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated+image
Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated
Research
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH+Image
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH
Germany
Research
Lenovo Group Ltd.+image
Lenovo Group Ltd.
Hong Kong
Research
Lindt & Sprungli AG+image
Lindt & Sprungli AG
Research
Lyons Seafoods+Image
Lyons Seafoods
United Kingdom
Research
McCarthy & Stone plc
Research
McKinsey & Company Inc+Image
McKinsey & Company Inc
New York (United States)
Research
Motorola Solutions+image
Motorola Solutions
Research
New England Seafood International+Image
New England Seafood International
United Kingdom
Research
Paulig Group+Image
Paulig Group
Finland
Research
Perry Ellis Europe Limited
Research
Persimmon+Image
Persimmon
United Kingdom
Research
Phase Eight Fashion & Designs+Image
Phase Eight Fashion & Designs
United Kingdom
Research
Radley & Co Ltd+Image
Radley & Co Ltd
United Kingdom
Research
Regus Group+Image
Regus Group
Luxembourg
Research
Ringtons Limited+Image
Ringtons Limited
United Kingdom
Research
Rowland Homes Limited+Image
Rowland Homes Limited
United Kingdom
Research
Story Homes Limited+Image
Story Homes Limited
United Kingdom
Research
Sysco+Image
Sysco
Texas (United States)
Research
Taylor Wimpey PLC+Image
Taylor Wimpey PLC
United Kingdom
Research
Ted Baker+Image
Ted Baker
United Kingdom
Research
Telford Homes plc+Image
Telford Homes plc
United Kingdom
Research
The Hershey Company+Image
The Hershey Company
Pennsylvania (United States)
Research
Volkswagen AG+image
Volkswagen AG
Germany
Research
Westleigh Partnerships Ltd+Image
Westleigh Partnerships Ltd
United Kingdom
Research
Westridge Construction Ltd+Image
Westridge Construction Ltd
United Kingdom
Research
Whistles Limited+Image
Whistles Limited
United Kingdom
Research
Whitbread+Image
Whitbread
United Kingdom
Research
WM Housing Group+Image
WM Housing Group
United Kingdom
Research
Yazaki Corporation+image
Yazaki Corporation
Research
YOOX NET-A-PORTER Group SpA+Image
YOOX NET-A-PORTER Group SpA
Research

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