Question: Does the company’s statement detail one or more specific, organisational policies or actions to combat slavery in their direct (tier 1) and/or in-direct (beyond tier 1) supply chain?
Answer:
In Development,
Suppliers comply with laws and company’s policies (direct / tier 1),
Prohibit use of forced labour (direct / tier 1),
Code of conduct or supplier code includes clauses on slavery and human trafficking (direct / tier 1),
Contracts include clauses on forced labour (direct / tier 1),
Prohibit use of child labour (direct / tier 1)
8158505
Walk Free
MSA policy (revised)
2020
Unverified - Added by Community

pg. 7

"Policy and contractual provisions – Supply Chain

Our Supplier policy suite to which all suppliers must comply includes our Supplier Code of Conduct, which is based on the ETI Base Code and addresses forced labour risks including child labour and debt bondage. The Supplier Code of Conduct coupled with our ethical sourcing policy suite governs the minimum requirements of our trading relationships. To assist with compliance and understanding, our Supplier Code of Conduct has been translated into Mandarin for China based factories.

Our policy suite includes:

• supplier code of conduct

• young worker and child labour policy

• forced labour policy; and

• ban on cotton harvested from Uzbekistan.

Additionally, our Purchase Order Terms and Conditions requires compliance with our Code and policy suite. In 2021, this will be further strengthened to reference Modern Slavery risks more specifically including compliance with relevant legislation. In parallel, as with our non-merchandise suppliers, our merchandise supply chain will be engaged by the inclusion of Modern Slavery clauses into agreements.

Similarly, whilst planned for the reporting period but delayed due to COVID-19, in 2021, a more robust Supplier Code of Conduct with its application broadened to include non-merchandise suppliers of goods and services will be rolled out."

Singh Anjali.....2021-11-16 12:49:13 UTC

I checked child labour and forced labour because the policy suite includes forced labour policy and child labour policy and because:

 

"Our Supplier policy suite to which all suppliers must comply

includes our Supplier Code of Conduct, which is based on the

ETI Base Code and addresses forced labour risks including

child labour and debt bondage" (p.7)

Sofia Gonzalez De Aguinaga.....2021-12-08 01:40:20 UTC