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Does the statement describe training for staff that is specifically geared towards detecting signs of slavery or trafficking?
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About the data

Training is important for raising awareness and understanding the importance of modern slavery issues. It helps employees and suppliers identify the risks of modern slavery, and how to address such risks if they find them. Training can be targeted at specific groups of employees, especially those working in procurement, those who deal with supply chains or recruitment, or are in leadership positions. The training can be in any form (face-to-face or online) but should explicitly address modern slavery.

For further information on training please refer to the Home Office Guidance on pp. 37.

Does the company provide training specifically to address modern slavery and human trafficking?

This training can take place as a standalone course on modern slavery,  be part of the code of conduct (explicitly mentioned in the Statement), or be embedded in a wider training program on supply chains or human rights. It can cover many different groups- procurement specialists, and those that work in recruitment or leadership positions.

*Please select as many examples of training as apply.


  • Procurement/ purchasing. The intended recipients of the training are those who work in procurement or purchasing.
  • Recruitment/ HR. The training is targeting those who work in recruitment or human resources.
  • Leadership. The leadership or management of the company receive training.
  • Suppliers. The training is provided to suppliers and/or contractors.
  • Employees (all). Every employee (or every new employee) in the company is receiving training (e.g. induction process).
  • Training provided - not specified. The recipients of the training are not specified.
  • In Development. The business indicates it is developing a training programme, or plans to implement one in the future.
    • Please include a comment if the company is planning on including elements of modern slavery to existing training, or developing training specific to modern slavery and human trafficking.
  • No modern slavery training provided. No training on modern slavery or human trafficking is described in the statement.

For each instance of training, please include a comment that copies relevant information from the statement, answering the following questions (where available):

  1. who provides the training (e.g. is it in house or outsourced to a training provider),

  2. how often the training is conducted, and

  3. whether or not it is mandatory for the target group.

BNY Mellon MSA 2019, p. 2

"Based on this risk evaluation,we introduced mandatory training to our key procurement staff, specifically addressing the identification of risks of slavery and human trafficking within our supply chain.".

Radisson (previous Rezidor), MSA statement 2019, p. 3

"A specifically training, designed for Area and Hotel HR teams and recruiters, is used to increase awareness of modern slavery. It provides guidance on due diligence processes. This training is part of the Responsible Recruitment Toolkit and includes information on responsible practices and the use of the toolkit."


English Lakes Hotels Limited Modern Slavery Statement 2018, p.2

"Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy and are given adequate and regular training on it and the issue of modern slavery in supply chains.".

Primark MSA Statement 2020, p. 8


Training and awareness-raising programmes are important to help decisionmakers within our business and our supply chain be more aware of the risks related to modern slavery and the steps they can take to prevent these risks.

In 2020, our local team in Turkey hosted online training seminars for almost 200 participants from factories. The training included our policy related to refugees and the remediation process for any refugee workers which were undocumented. One of our suppliers presented on how this policy had been implemented within their factory successfully, and some of the outputs including work permits for workers and training on cultural understanding and communication.

MUDEM, our local partner and grievance mechanism provider, updated participants on their Worker Support Centre and grievance process for refugee workers."


"Training on this policy, and on the risk the Company business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains, forms part of the induction process for all individuals who work for us, and regular training will be provided as necessary."

Tech 21 UK Limited

"We have training in place for our operations teams so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain."

Gap Inc., MSA Statement 2020, p. 9

"As part of our Global Sustainability long-range strategic plan, we have committed to deeper investments in both internal and external labor standards trainings for our business partners, and these trainings will include a forced labor component.".

* 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
Employees (all)
Procurement / purchasing
Recruitment / HR
Training provided - not specified to who
In Development
No modern slavery training provided
Research Policy
Community Assessed
Report Type
Modern Slavery Statement
Katharine Bryant