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Does the company have a grievance mechanism in place to facilitate whistle-blowing or the reporting of suspected incidents of slavery or trafficking for supply chain workers?
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Whistleblower protection
Focal Point
In Development
Research Policy
Community Assessed
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Modern Slavery Statement

Businesses should provide a hotline or other grievance mechanism so that supply chain workers may report or flag suspected incidents of slavey or trafficking. As part of business’ responsibility to respect worker’s rights, those affected by modern slavery and those witnessing violations in any part of a company’s supply chain should be able to freely report incidents. These mechanisms should be clear and transparent, and any incidents should be recorded and monitored. For many companies the risk of forced labour is much greater within their supply chain rather than in their own operations - as such the provision of a mechanism that extends to workers within the company’s supply chain is regarded as a positive step.

For further information on grievance mechanisms please refer to the Home Office Guidance, pp. 33 or the CORE Guidance, pp. 19.


Does the company provide a hotline or reporting mechanism where grievances or suspected incidents of slavery or trafficking can be reported which extends to workers within the company’s supply chain?

A whistleblowing mechanism may include:

  1. An anonymous reporting line or hotline that workers can call

  2. Whistleblower protections for employees and their families so they will not be penalised if they report modern slavery cases

  3. An employee or independent focal point to whom reports can be made

A supply chain worker is someone who is employed by contractors or sub-contractors further down the supply chain.

Please select as many mechanisms as apply.

Where there is no mention of who the mechanism applies to, please assume it applies to employees only and record under the previous metric.

If the business indicates it is developing a whistleblowing or grievance mechanism or planning to implement one in the future, please indicate “In Development” and again give details in the comments section.

Please select "No" if no whistleblowing mechanism is described in the statement.

For each value, please include a comment that copies relevant information from the statement. If the policy that you wish to include is not listed, please add a comment and flag the section for review.