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MSA Collaborations and Memberships
Does the company mention membership in, or partnership with, multi-stakeholder initiatives that address modern slavery issues?
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About the data

Industry and non-industry initiatives represent valuable opportunities for garment companies to learn from experts and peers. It also helps to lift the industry standard for preventing, identifying, and mitigating modern slavery, labour exploitation, and human trafficking risks, and facilitates effective remediation. 

This metric assesses whether the company discloses in its modern slavery statement that it collaborates with industry and non-industry stakeholders to learn from experts and peers to prevent, identify, and mitigate modern slavery, labour exploitation and human trafficking risks, and enable effective remedy for harms caused or contributed to.

The statement must mention that the company engages or collaborates with this stakeholder or initiative in some way. The metric is not met if the statement mentions the initiative or stakeholder but no relationship is clearly established.

If the company discloses that it collaborates with industry and non-industry initiatives or stakeholders, please indicate “Yes”, and provide details.

If no collaboration exists or is described in the statement, please select "No".

Relevant industry and non-industry stakeholders and initiatives can include (but are not limited to):

  • The Mekong Club
  • Corporate sustainability reporting coalition
  • World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA)
  • UN Global Compact
  • The Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region
  • Amfori

For minerals/electronics/renewable energy (non-exhaustive list):

  • Responsible Business Alliance (RBA)
  • Solar Stewardship Initiative
  • Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA)
  • International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)
  • Australasian Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association (ACAPMA)
  • Minerals Council of Australia

For the financial sector (non-exhaustive list):

  • Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST) initiative
  • UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
  • Investors Against Slavery and Trafficking (IAST- APAC) initiative
  • ShareAction
  • CCLA "Find it, Fix it, Prevent it" initiative

For the apparel sector (non-exhaustive list):

  • The Better Cotton Initiative,
  • Sustainable Apparel Coalition
  • Fair Wear Foundation,
  • Partnership for Sustainable Textiles,
  • Sustainable Fibre Alliance

* 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) = 201
Value Type
Research Policy
Community Assessed
Report Type
Modern Slavery Statement
Abigail Munroe