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. 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.
How to Research an Answer
Follow these steps or watch this video demonstrating how to research and add answers:
Select the company, metric and year
Look for the answer to the metric's question in a suggested source or add a new source
Cite the source
Enter the answer and supporting comments
Watch the project tutorial on editing an answer.
Watch the project tutorial on editing the value "year".
Watch the video tutorial on adding a URL as a source.
Watch the video tutorial on adding a PDF file as a source.
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