Select Year
2020
add answer
2020
2019
add answer
2019
2018
Suppliers comply with laws and company’s policies (direct / tier 1),
Code of conduct or supplier code includes clauses on slavery and human trafficking (direct / tier 1)
2018
2017
Suppliers comply with laws and company’s policies (direct / tier 1),
Code of conduct or supplier code includes clauses on slavery and human trafficking (direct / tier 1)
2017
2016
Unknown
2016
2015
add answer
2015
2014
add answer
2014
2013
add answer
2013
2012
add answer
2012
2011
add answer
2011
2010
add answer
2010
2009
add answer
2009
2008
add answer
2008
2007
add answer
2007
2006
add answer
2006
2005
add answer
2005
2004
add answer
2004
2003
add answer
2003
2002
add answer
2002
2001
add answer
2001
2000
add answer
2000
1999
add answer
1999
1998
add answer
1998
1997
add answer
1997
1996
add answer
1996
1995
add answer
1995
1994
add answer
1994
1993
add answer
1993
1992
add answer
1992
1991
add answer
1991
1990
add answer
1990
Question
Does the company’s statement detail specific, organisational policies or actions to combat slavery in their supply chain?
Answer
Suppliers comply with laws and company’s policies (direct / tier 1),
Code of conduct or supplier code includes clauses on slavery and human trafficking (direct / tier 1)
Suppliers comply with laws and company’s
updated about 11 hours ago by Aileen Robinson
Checks 0
Nobody has checked this value since it was last updated.

Does the value accurately represent its source?

Yes, I checked No, I'll fix it
Comments

4. Supply chain accountability

To ensure our supply chain complies with our values, we have in place a supply chain compliance programme. This consists of:

 

(a) Supplier Modern Slavery Code of Conduct

As part of M&B's commitment, M&B has launched a M&B Supplier Code of Conduct to which M&B will hold its supply chain accountable.

 

(b) Supplier Certification & Procurement

 

M&B will request that all current and new suppliers certify their compliance with the M&B Supplier Code of Conduct.

M&B will consider each supplier's conduct against the M&B Supplier Code of Conduct and the fundamental principles contained within it when awarding new business with suppliers.

Shelley Chu.....2019-04-09 07:39:28 UTC

Suppliers must also comply with company policy and law.

"M&B is committed to ethical and social responsible conduct in the workplace. M&B seeks to comply with all employment legislation (including conducting appropriate right to work checks prior to employment and to ensure all employees are fully entitled to work in the UK)."

Aileen Robinson.....2019-08-19 15:34:38 UTC

Establishing effective policies to combat modern slavery is listed as one potential component of a modern slavery statement within the UK Modern Slavery Act and is recommended by the Home Office guidance accompanying it. Clear organisational policies help to set the tone in assessing, preventing and mitigating the risk of, and working to influence and remedy, modern slavery in organisations and their supply chains. It also helps to demonstrate a company’s commitment to tackling modern slavery.

For further information on policies use the Home Office Guidance, pp. 28-30


Methodology

Does the company’s statement detail clear, organisational modern slavery policies that apply to their direct supply chain? These policies must be explicit and go beyond vague statements of intended actions. Often these policies can be found at the beginning of a statement.

Direct supply chains can also be referred to as tier 1 supply chains.

Policies include:

  1. requiring all suppliers and contractors to comply with local and international laws (including the UN Guiding Principles, ILO standards, or International Conventions), and company’s policies,

  2. prohibiting contractors or suppliers from using forced labour, involuntary labour, debt bondage or human trafficking,

  3. prohibiting contractors or suppliers from using child labour,

  4. the ability to terminate contracts based on violation of supplier code, or violation of modern slavery policies,

  5. requiring contracts to include clauses on forced labour in supply chains,

  6. requiring all suppliers and contractors to respect labour rights more generally, such as paying living wages, or allowing freedom of association,

  7. requiring all suppliers and contractors to ensure employees are not charged fees as part of their recruitment,

  8. requiring all suppliers and contractors to provide additional protection for migrant workers, or

  9. requiring suppliers to produce their own statement on modern slavery and forced labour.

Please note this metric refers to organisational policies that are clear and explicitly tackle and prevent modern slavery. It does not measure supplier engagement such as supplier audits, questionnaires, site visits, etc., this is measured by the metric: ‘Continuous engagement with suppliers.’

Please select as many policies as apply. These are policies which are adhered to by “direct” or “Tier 1” suppliers or by “Tier 2” or “beyond Tier 1” or “in-direct” suppliers. If there is not specific mention of where these policies are applied, please assume they are covered by direct suppliers only and record them under this metric.

If no such policy exists, then please select “No”.

If the business indicates it is developing a modern slavery supply chain policy or planning to implement one in the future, please indicate “In Development”.

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.

* 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.

How to Research an Answer 

Follow these steps or watch this video demonstrating how to research and add answers:

  1. Select the company, metric and year

  2. Look for the answer to the metric's question in a suggested source or add a new source

  3. Cite the source

  4. Enter the answer and supporting comments

  5. Submit!

Extra Guidance

Watch the project tutorial on editing an answer.

Watch the project tutorial on editing the value "year".

Watch the video tutorial on adding a URL as a source.

Watch the video tutorial on adding a PDF file as a source.

Found a bug?

WikiRate is in Beta, so if you if you encounter any technical problems, make a Ticket so that we can track and resolve this issue.