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Does the investor disclose in its modern slavery statement that it assesses investee companies prior to investment to identify potential modern slavery risk areas?
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Modern Slavery Statement
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Katharine Bryant

As part of due diligence, investors should assess a company prior to investing in order to determine any potential modern slavery risks. 

This metric was developed by Walk Free, WikiRate, and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, to assess the statements produced by 91 asset managers identified as having to report under the UK Modern Slavery Act. For more information, please visit the project page.


Methodology

Does the investor disclose it assesses investee companies prior to investment to identify potential modern slavery risk areas?

To meet this metric, the statement must mention that the investor assesses, or has assessed, investee companies prior to investment in terms of modern slavery risks. The assessment must be targeted towards modern slavery risks, not just broader human rights issues. This does not include ongoing monitoring, engagement, or assessment throughout the business relationship with the investee. 

Please note that this metric refers to the assessment of investee companies, not suppliers. Assessment of risks relating to suppliers is covered under metrics such as the MSA risk assessment.

If the company discloses that it assesses investee companies prior to investment for modern slavery risks, please indicate “Yes”, and provide details.

If no pre-assessment exists or is described in the statement, please select "No".