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MSA supply chain disclosure
Does the company’s statement name the suppliers in their supply chain and/or the geographic regions where their supply chain operates?
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About the data

Most companies reporting under the UK Modern Slavery Act would have complex supply chains covering many countries and suppliers. It is therefore important that a company identifies or maps out their supply chain. Disclosing all suppliers and geographic regions within a modern slavery statement illustrates that a company is serious about assessing risks within their supply chain.

For further information on disclosure of supply chains please refer to the Home Office Guidance, page 27

Does the company’s statement identify the suppliers or outline the country or geographic regions where its suppliers are based? This can include a list of the names of suppliers, or list of the specific countries or regions where goods are sourced. Some company statements include graphs or pie charts indicating where their company supply chain is based.

Please note this metric requires a list of the names of countries and/or suppliers, not a statement outlining the total number of countries or suppliers.

If the company specifies at least one region, country or area that feeds into their supply chain, the answer should be “Geographical”.

If the company discloses a list of suppliers, the answer should be “Facility/Supplier”. If a company provides an active hyperlink to a list of named suppliers that is also sufficient for this answer option.

If the company specifies both a region, country or area AND a list of suppliers, then please select both values, “Geographical” and “Facility/Supplier”.

If no such disclosure exists, then please select “No”.

If companies identify production sites that are part of their own operations, those sites/factories are not considered to be suppliers.

Please include a comment that copies relevant information from the statement.

HSBC Holdings plc

pg. 3 "Suppliers: HSBC has around 9,600 contracted suppliers globally. North America 9% UK 18% Europe (excluding UK) 15% Mainland China 9% Latin America 14% Middle East, North Africa and Turkey 6% Asia-Pacific (excluding mainland China and Hong Kong) 20% Hong Kong 9%"


Bestseller AS

p2 "We publish an updated version of all our onboarded Tier 1 manufacturing factories (Cut-Make-Trim) of apparel, footwear and accessories every two months, including their name, address, product type and number of workers. Review our updated factory list here." 

* 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

Value Type
Research Policy
Community Assessed
Report Type
Modern Slavery Statement
Katharine Bryant