512
22
792
534 answers have been researched
out of a potential 1326 (26 Companies x 17 Metrics x 3 Years).

40.2 %

Researched
Status
Description

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 UK and the Australian Modern Slavery Acts. We want to establish a baseline against which we can measure the impact the Acts 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:

Further Guidance:

Check out the following example company to see how the project organisers have researched these metrics:

 



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Amazon.com, Inc.+Image
Amazon.com, Inc.
Washington (United States)
Amazon Commercial Services Pty Ltd
Australia
AngloGold Ashanti+Image
AngloGold Ashanti
South Africa
ANZ Group+Image
ANZ Group
Australia
Apple Inc.+Image
Apple Inc.
California (United States)
AustralianSuper
Australia
Bestseller AS+Image
Bestseller AS
Denmark
Boohoo.com+Image
Boohoo.com
United Kingdom
CITY CHIC COLLECTIVE LIMITED
Australia
Cotton on Group+Image
Cotton on Group
Australia
EDF Trading Ltd
Exxon Mobil+Image
Exxon Mobil
Texas (United States)
Facebook Inc.+Image
Facebook Inc.
California (United States)
Hudson's Bay Company+Image
Hudson's Bay Company
Ontario, Canada
Johnson&Johnson+Image
Johnson&Johnson
New Jersey (United States)
Kathmandu Holdings Ltd+Image
Kathmandu Holdings Ltd
New Zealand
Kirin Holdings+Image
Kirin Holdings
Japan
McDonald’s Restaurants Limited
United Kingdom
McKinsey & Company Inc+Image
McKinsey & Company Inc
New York (United States)
Microsoft Corporation+Image
Microsoft Corporation
Washington (United States)