"FatFace tracks a number of key performance indicators to ensure that we continue to conduct proper supply chain due diligence, which includes assessing common symptoms of modern slavery risks. We report on these KPIs to our senior management team every 2 months, to our Group Board at least once per year and publicly through this statement. We are also reporting against a number of other indicators regarding our broader Sustainability Strategy every month. Our KPIs include:
• Sustaining an appropriate corporate governance structure
• Upholding a declaration of commitment from our suppliers
• Closely monitoring performance against our supply chain code of conduct
• Monitoring risk beyond our first-tier suppliers
• Tracking and reporting on the issues that highlight risks of or are symptomatic of Modern Slavery, and the remedial action taken
• Maintaining staff training levels, with a focus on those procuring product"
"We report on our Modern Slavery risks and responsibilities as part of our sustainability KPIs; progress against these KPIs is reviewed every 2 months by our senior management team and annually through the FatFace Group Board Audit Committee. We’ve also recently moved to monthly reporting to the Group Board of several key sustainability indicators. This means we’re regularly scrutinising our performance against targets to ensure sufficient progress is being made and any issues that arise are promptly investigated and resolved.
Our sustainability KPIs cover our supply chain due diligence activities, which is the route through which modern slavery symptoms and risks are raised and escalated as business-critical issues. Our Operational and Group Boards are experienced in managing governance around sustainability and they provide vigorous scrutiny of our approach and progress."
The evidence above does not respond to this metric. However, I have left the answer Yes because:
"we know that many of the issues that arise can be caused by commercial pressures.
We have now undergone 3 surveys, 2 of which took place during the pandemic. The most
recent report from this survey continued to show areas of positive behaviour, including the ‘Win-Win Sustainable Partnership’. However, our performance remains challenging in areas such as ‘Sourcing and Order Placement’ and ‘Payment and Terms’. We are committed to reviewing our order management and purchasing practices to ensure that we can make improvements to our suppliers’ experience of working with us. We’ll include our progress in this area in our next Statement". (p.4)