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Does the company continuously monitor suppliers to ensure that they comply with the company’s policies and local laws?
Designed by
Walk Free Foundation+Image
United Kingdom
Metric Type
Researched
Value Type
Multi-Category
Unit
Range
Options
Audits of suppliers (self- reporting)
,
Audits of suppliers (independent)
,
On-site visits (self- reporting)
,
On-site visits (independent)
,
In Development
,
No
Research Policy
Community Assessed
Report Type
Modern Slavery Statement

Human rights due diligence is a key concept in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Due diligence processes should include ‘assessing actual and potential human rights impacts, integrating and acting upon the findings, tracking responses, and communicating how impacts are addressed.’ (See the UN Guiding Principles). Part of due diligence processes is not just assessing initial risk through questionnaires or having in place policies, but monitoring this risk through continuous engagement with suppliers.

For further information on this metric please refer to the Home Office Guidance, pp. 32-33, and the Walk Free Foundation Guidance, pp. 37-39.


Methodology

Does the company manage the risk of modern slavery by continuously engaging with suppliers?

This continuous engagement can include:

  1. conducting audits of suppliers (including high risk suppliers), and

  2. conducting on site visits of suppliers.

In some instances, these mechanisms are conducted by the suppliers or company themselves, or are conducted independently. If continuous engagement is conducted by the company itself or the supplier, please select the value with (self- reporting). If continuous engagement is conducted by a third party, or an external, independent agency, please select (independent) value.

***Please select as many examples of continuous engagement as may apply.***

If no such continuous engagement is described, then please select “No”.

If the business indicates it is developing continuous engagement mechanisms, or planning to implement these in the future, please indicate “In Development”.

For each value, please include a comment that copies relevant information from the statement. If the example of continuous engagement that you wish to include is not listed among the answer options, 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.