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3144 answers have been researched
out of a potential 16968 (101 Companies x 24 Metrics x 7 Years).

18.5 %

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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:

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Marks and Spencer Group plc+Image
Marks and Spencer Group plc
United Kingdom
Asos+Image
Asos
United Kingdom
Burberry Group plc+Image
Burberry Group plc
United Kingdom
Capri Holdings Ltd (formerly Michael Kors)+Image
Capri Holdings Ltd (formerly Michael Kors)
United Kingdom
Boohoo.com+Image
Boohoo.com
United Kingdom
Next PLC+Image
Next PLC
United Kingdom
Ted Baker+Image
Ted Baker
United Kingdom
JD Sports Fashion plc+Image
JD Sports Fashion plc
United Kingdom
Tesco PLC+Image
Tesco PLC
United Kingdom
Kering+Image
Kering
France
Primark+Image
Primark
Ireland
New Look Retail Group+Image
New Look Retail Group
United Kingdom
Matalan+Image
Matalan
United Kingdom
Wesfarmers Limited+Image
Wesfarmers Limited
Australia
Coach Stores Limited+Image
Coach Stores Limited
United Kingdom
Kathmandu Holdings Ltd+Image
Kathmandu Holdings Ltd
New Zealand
Shein+Image
Shein
China
Adidas UK+Image
Adidas UK
United Kingdom
Fred Perry Ltd
United Kingdom
Bestseller AS+Image
Bestseller AS
Denmark