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Does the investor disclose in its modern slavery statement active engagement with investee companies on their (investee companies’) modern slavery/ labour exploitation/ human trafficking risks in value chains and business relationships?
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Walk Free Foundation+Image
United Kingdom
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Research Policy
Community Assessed
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Modern Slavery Statement
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Katharine Bryant

Investors conduct due diligence in their investments by actively engaging with investee companies, either directly or through intermediaries. This continuous engagement helps investors to understand and address modern slavery risks in their investees' value chains and business relationships.

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 active engagement, either directly or through intermediaries, with investee companies on their (investee companies’) modern slavery/ labour exploitation/ human trafficking risks in value chains and business relationships?

Relevant engagement can include:

  • Social audits
  • Self-assessment reviews
  • Files or supports shareholder resolutions
  • On-site visits
  • Civil society monitoring
  • Training
  • Engagement policy/ Leverage policy

Please note that this engagement is with investee companies, not suppliers. Supplier engagement is covered under metrics such as the MSA risk management (revised)

Synonyms for modern slavery include human trafficking, labour exploitation or forced labour.

If the company discloses that it actively engages, either directly or through intermediaries, with investee companies on modern slavery, please indicate “Yes”, and provide details.

If no engagement exists or is described in the statement, please select "No".