This metric is asking whether the company’s statement identifies any changes to their policies and due diligence which came about as a direct result of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015. Some companies specifically say in their statement that their behaviour has changed as a result of the Act.
Examples of this type of change include:
- Updating the company’s code of conduct and/or supplier code
- Developing a new modern slavery policy
- Changing their risk assessment strategy
- Updating their supplier contracts
- Developing (or adapting) their training programme
- Developing new key performance indicators
In each case, for the answer value to be ‘yes’ the company must say that a change has occurred as a direct result of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.
If the company identifies one or more changes which have occurred as a direct result of the Act, enter the answer value ‘Yes’.
Where there is no information given about whether the Act has shaped the company’s policy, please enter a ‘No’ value.
For each value, please include a comment that copies relevant information from the statement.
* Note on choosing the Year of your answer
Read the MSA Statement carefully to find out what year it covers. For instance, if the statement relates to activities and actions undertaken in the period January - October 2016, choose 2016 as your answer's year.
Companies may report in fiscal years (FY) that include months from two different calendar years. In this case, please use the latest calendar year cited. For instance, a report for FY 2016/17 should be used for adding data for the year 2017.