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Modern Slavery statement
Did the company produce a statement in relation to the UK's Modern Slavery Act?
2019
Yes - UK Modern Slavery Act
2018
No - neither
2017
No - neither
2016
No - neither
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Modern Slavery statement
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MSA Statement Homepage Link
Does the company's homepage link to their Modern Slavery Act statement?
2019
Yes
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MSA Statement Homepage Link
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MSA Historic Record
Does the company provide links to their modern slavery statements from previous years (either on their website or in their current statement)?
2019
No
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MSA Historic Record
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MSA Statement Signed
Was the company’s Modern Slavery Act statement signed by an appropriate person?
2019
Not signed
2018
Unknown
2017
Unknown
2016
Unknown
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MSA Statement Signed
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MSA Statement Approval
Was the company's Modern Slavery Act statement explicitly approved by the board of directors (or equivalent management body)?
2019
Approved by Board
2018
Unknown
2017
Unknown
2016
Unknown
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MSA Statement Approval
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MSA Ownership Disclosure
Does the company disclose the ownership structure(s) and/or business model(s) of each of its brands, subsidiaries, and other businesses?
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MSA Ownership Disclosure
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MSA supply chain disclosure
Does the company’s statement identify the suppliers in their supply chain and/or the geographic regions where their supply chain operates?
2019
No
2018
Unknown
2017
Unknown
2016
Unknown
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MSA supply chain disclosure
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MSA policy (revised)
Does the company’s statement detail specific, organisational policies or actions to combat slavery in their direct (tier 1) and/or in-direct (beyond tier 1) supply chain?
2019
Suppliers comply with laws and company’s policies (direct / tier 1),
Prohibit use of forced labour (direct / tier 1)
2018
Unknown
2017
Unknown
2016
Unknown
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MSA policy (revised)
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MSA risk assessment
How does the company assess the risks of modern slavery and trafficking in their supply chain?
2019
No
2018
Unknown
2017
Unknown
2016
Unknown
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MSA risk assessment
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MSA Identification of risks
Does the company’s statement identify specific geographic regions, industries, resources or types of workforce where the risk of modern slavery is the greatest?
2019
No
2018
Unknown
2017
Unknown
2016
Unknown
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MSA Identification of risks
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MSA risk management (revised)
Does the company continuously monitor suppliers to ensure that they comply with the company’s policies and local laws?
2019
No
2018
Unknown
2017
Unknown
2016
Unknown
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MSA risk management (revised)
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MSA incidents identified
Did the company identify any specific incidents related to modern slavery that require(d) remediation?
2019
No
2018
Unknown
2017
Unknown
2016
Unknown
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MSA incidents identified
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MSA incidents remediation (revised)
Did the company explain the corrective steps it has taken (or would take) in response to modern slavery incidents in their own operations and/or supply chain?
2019
No
2018
Unknown
2017
Unknown
2016
Unknown
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MSA incidents remediation (revised)
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MSA whistleblowing mechanism (revised)
Does the company have a grievance mechanism in place to facilitate whistle-blowing or the reporting of suspected incidents of slavery or trafficking?
2019
Focal Point (direct employees)
2018
Unknown
2017
Unknown
2016
Unknown
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MSA whistleblowing mechanism (revised)
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MSA training (revised)
Does the statement describe training for staff that is specifically geared towards detecting signs of slavery or trafficking?
2019
No
2018
Unknown
2017
Unknown
2016
Unknown
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MSA training (revised)
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MSA Performance Indicators
Does the company define performance indicators that measure the effectiveness of their actions to combat slavery and trafficking?
2019
No
2018
Unknown
2017
Unknown
2016
Unknown
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MSA Performance Indicators
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MSA Business Performance Indicators
Has the company reviewed business KPIs to ensure they are not increasing risk of modern slavery?
2019
No
2018
Unknown
2017
Unknown
2016
Unknown
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MSA Business Performance Indicators
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MSA Impact on Company Behaviour
Does the company’s statement describe a change in their policy that occurred as a direct result of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015?
2019
No
2018
Unknown
2017
Unknown
2016
Unknown
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MSA Impact on Company Behaviour
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2018
No - neither
2018
2017
No - neither
2017
2016
No - neither
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Did the company produce a statement in relation to the UK's Modern Slavery Act?
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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.


Methodology

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 - 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.

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre maintains a registry of Modern Slavery Act statements.

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 

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  1. Select the company, metric and year

  2. Look for the answer to the metric's question in a suggested source or add a new source

  3. Cite the source

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