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Has the company reviewed business KPIs to ensure they are not increasing risk of modern slavery? (E.g. expansion to production countries that have a lot of migrant workers)
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Modern Slavery Statement
Katharine Bryant

Business Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) can affect the level of risk and how exposed a company is to modern slavery. Companies can provide information in their statements on their existing business KPIs and explain if they have considered whether these KPIs make their business and supply chain more (or less) vulnerable to modern slavery.

For further information on Business Performance Indicators please refer to Home Office Guidance, pp. 36.


Does the company disclose existing business KPIs that may increase their exposure to the risk of modern slavery?

Examples of these business KPIs include:

  • turn-around time,
  • expansion to new production countries,
  • the cost of materials, or
  • efficiency in production.

Business KPIs that increase the risk of modern slavery could be sourcing the cheapest goods in the shortest amount of time, for example.

If the company explicitly states having reviewed business (not modern slavery) performance indicators (usually economic led indicators) that might increase risks of Modern Slavery or are incompatible with their modern slavery strategy, please indicate “Yes” value, and provide details in the comments.


If the company indicates it is planning to identify these KPIs in the future, please indicate “In Development” and include any relevant details.

Please select "No", if the company:

  • Discloses no such KPIs
  • Mentions it will review its performance for the next report
  • Mentions it has consulted its subsidiaries or committees or other groups to produce this report
  • Actions taken to address modern slavery risks 




* Note on choosing the Year of your answer

Read the MSA Statement carefully to find out what year it covers.

When a statement is referring to a Financial Year (FY) ending in Q1 or early Q2, it should be labeled with the previous year. Example:

  • Statement for FY2018/19 ending in April 2019 = 2018
  • Statement for FY2018/19 ending in May 2019 (or later) = 2019