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MSA policy applies to supply chain
Does the company’s statement detail policies to combat slavery in their supply chain?
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Does the company’s statement detail specific policies relating to their supply chains? These policies can apply to their direct supply chain, or apply to their entire supply chain (through subcontractors etc). Policies can include:

  1. requiring all suppliers and contractors to comply with local laws, international law, and company’s policies,

  2. prohibiting contractors or suppliers from using forced labour, involuntary labour, debt bondage or human trafficking,

  3. can terminate contract based on violation of supplier code, or violation of modern slavery policies,

  4. requiring all contracts to include clauses on forced labour or supply chains, or

  5. requiring all suppliers to produce their own statement on modern slavery and forced labour.

For further information on policies use the Home Office Guidance, Pg 28-30

If the company has a mechanism in place that ensures their policies are adhered to by “direct” or “tier 1” suppliers, they should receive the “Tier 1” value. If the company has a mechanism in place through which their policies “cascade” down the supply chain (e.g. by requiring direct suppliers to ensure that their suppliers also adhere to the company’s relevant policies) they should receive the “Beyond Tier 1” value. Unless there is specific mention of a mechanism through which the company's policies are applied to suppliers beyond Tier 1, they should receive the "Tier 1" value.

If no such policy exists, then please select “No”. Please include a comment that copies relevant information from the statement. If the business indicates it is developing a modern slavery supply chain policy or planning to implement one in the future, please indicate “In Development”.

Value Type
Tier 1
Beyond Tier 1
In Development
Research Policy
Community Assessed
Report Type
Modern Slavery Statement