University of Western Australia - Modern Slavery Act Research
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University of Western Australia - 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 1305 potential records (87 Companies x 15 Metrics), 1293 have been added so far.
Company Metrics Researched
A.G. BARR plc+Image
A.G. BARR plc
Research
AB InBev UK Limited+image
AB InBev UK Limited
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AGT Poortman+Image
AGT Poortman
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AJ & RG Barber+Image
AJ & RG Barber
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ANZ Group+Image
ANZ Group
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Acushnet Group+Image
Acushnet Group
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Adnams plc+Image
Adnams plc
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Albert Bartlett+image
Albert Bartlett
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Aldi Stores Ltd+Image
Aldi Stores Ltd
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Allied Milling and Baking+Image
Allied Milling and Baking
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Anglia Farmers Limited+Image
Anglia Farmers Limited
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Angus Soft Fruits+Image
Angus Soft Fruits
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Argent Group Europe Limited+Image
Argent Group Europe Limited
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Asda Stores Ltd.+image
Asda Stores Ltd.
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Ashurst LLP+Image
Ashurst LLP
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Associated British Foods plc+image
Associated British Foods plc
Research
Aston Manor Cider+Image
Aston Manor Cider
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Aviagen+Image
Aviagen
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BFS Group Ltd+Image
BFS Group Ltd
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BHP Billiton+image
BHP Billiton
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Bacardi Limited+image
Bacardi Limited
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Bandai Namco Holdings Inc+Image
Bandai Namco Holdings Inc
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Banham Poultry Limited+Image
Banham Poultry Limited
Research
Bar Foods+Image
Bar Foods
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Baxters Food Group Limited+Image
Baxters Food Group Limited
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Beachbody+Image
Beachbody
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Beam Suntory Inc.+Image
Beam Suntory Inc.
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Berry Gardens+Image
Berry Gardens
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Bettys & Taylors Group Ltd+Image
Bettys & Taylors Group Ltd
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Blue Skies+Image
Blue Skies
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Bob Martin UK+Image
Bob Martin UK
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Bokomo Foods UK+Image
Bokomo Foods UK
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Bright Blue Food Ltd+Image
Bright Blue Food Ltd
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British American Tobacco+image
British American Tobacco
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Britvic plc+Image
Britvic plc
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Brown-Forman Beverages Europe+Image
Brown-Forman Beverages Europe
Research
Burton's Biscuit Company+Image
Burton's Biscuit Company
Research
COOK Trading Ltd+Image
COOK Trading Ltd
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CSL Behring UK Limited+Image
CSL Behring UK Limited
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Calbee UK+Image
Calbee UK
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Charles Wells+Image
Charles Wells
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Chelmer Foods Limited+Image
Chelmer Foods Limited
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Co-operative Group Ltd.+Image
Co-operative Group Ltd.
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Coach+image
Coach
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Cobell Ltd+Image
Cobell Ltd
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Coca-Cola HBC Northern Ireland Ltd+Image
Coca-Cola HBC Northern Ireland Ltd
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Commonwealth Bank+image
Commonwealth Bank
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Conviviality Plc+Image
Conviviality Plc
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Country Style Foods Ltd+Image
Country Style Foods Ltd
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Cranswick PLC+Image
Cranswick PLC
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Dairy Crest Group plc+Image
Dairy Crest Group plc
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Danish Crown UK Ltd+Image
Danish Crown UK Ltd
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Dawnfresh Seafoods Ltd+Image
Dawnfresh Seafoods Ltd
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Gap inc.+image
Gap inc.
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Glen Raven+Image
Glen Raven
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Grande Cheese Company Inc.+Image
Grande Cheese Company Inc.
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Groupon Inc.+Image
Groupon Inc.
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Harman International Industries+Image
Harman International Industries
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Hasbro, Inc.+Image
Hasbro, Inc.
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Herman Miller+Image
Herman Miller
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Hugo Boss AG+image
Hugo Boss AG
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Jarden Consumer Solutions+Image
Jarden Consumer Solutions
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Kering+image
Kering
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Kraft Heinz Company+Image
Kraft Heinz Company
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Levi Strauss & Co.+image
Levi Strauss & Co.
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MAC Cosmetics Inc+Image
MAC Cosmetics Inc
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MSC Industrial Supply Company+Image
MSC Industrial Supply Company
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Mars Inc.+image
Mars Inc.
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Mead Johnson Nutrition+Image
Mead Johnson Nutrition
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Mizuno Corporation+Image
Mizuno Corporation
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Newell Brands Inc+Image
Newell Brands Inc
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Nittan Co., Ltd+Image
Nittan Co., Ltd
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Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC+Image
Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC
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Pandora+Image
Pandora
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Puma+image
Puma
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Qantas Airways+image
Qantas Airways
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STIHL Inc+Image
STIHL Inc
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Saint-Gobain+Image
Saint-Gobain
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Sony Group+Image
Sony Group
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Tech Mahindra+Image
Tech Mahindra
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Telstra Corporation Limited+image
Telstra Corporation Limited
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The Coca Cola Company+image
The Coca Cola Company
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Tiffany & Co.+image
Tiffany & Co.
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Urban Outfitters+Image
Urban Outfitters
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VF+image
VF
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Wesfarmers Limited+image
Wesfarmers Limited
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Westpac Banking Group+image
Westpac Banking Group
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