On-site visits (independent)
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.
Does the company manage the risk of modern slavery by continuously engaging with suppliers?
This continuous engagement can include:
conducting audits of suppliers (including high risk suppliers),
providing suppliers with continuous improvement programs,
providing suppliers with correction action plans, or equivalent, and
conducting on site visits of suppliers.
Please select as many examples of continuous engagement as may apply.
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.
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, please add a comment and flag the section for review.
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