Question: Does the investor disclose in its modern slavery statement that it assesses investee companies prior to investment to identify potential modern slavery risk areas?
Answer:
Yes
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Walk Free
Schroders
2020
Verified by Steward
updated about 1 year ago by Lucia Ixtacuy

"Modern slavery risk

framework tool

Our clients

Schroders is committed to performing

robust due diligence on the clients that

we provide financial services to. We only

provide financial services to clients

who meet our Group principles including

our Group Financial Crime Risk

Appetite Statement.

We ask a number of questions to ensure

our clients are legitimate and validate this

information with independent information

wherever possible. We also screen all

of our clients on an initial and ongoing

basis against a range of databases, which

include human rights and modern slavery

indicators. All of this evidence is analysed

and recorded prior to on-boarding and

refreshed periodically to ensure that our

clients continue to meet our standards.

Our investments

Integrating Environmental, Social and

Governance (ESG) analysis into our

fundamental investment processes is a

core part of how we generate long-term

sustainable value for our clients. Modern

slavery and companies’ management

of their workers, customers, suppliers

and local communities more broadly are

becoming increasingly important to our

financial analysis of investee companies.

We monitor supply chain standards and

workforce metrics across all sectors

and companies through our proprietary

research tool, CONTEXT, as well as human

rights policies for higher risk sectors. In

2020, we developed a proprietary risk

framework to assess potential exposure to

modern slavery (for more information see

page 11)." P. 7

Lucia Ixtacuy.....2021-12-17 06:18:44 UTC