Most companies reporting under the UK Modern Slavery Act would have complex supply chains covering many countries and suppliers. It is therefore important that a company identifies or maps out their supply chain. Disclosing all suppliers and geographic regions within a modern slavery statement illustrates that a company is serious about assessing risks within their supply chain.
For further information on disclosure of supply chains please refer to the Home Office Guidance, page 27
Does the company’s statement identify the suppliers or map out the country or geographic region where its supply chains are based? The mapping can include a list of the names of suppliers, or list of the specific countries or regions where goods are sourced. Some company statements include graphs or pie charts indicating where their company supply chain is based.
Please note this metric requires a list of the names of countries and/or suppliers, not a statement outlining the total number of countries or suppliers.
If the company specifies at least one region, country or area that feeds into their supply chain, the answer should be “Geographical”.
If the company discloses a list of suppliers, the answer should be “Facility/Supplier”.
If the company specifies both a region, country or area AND a list of suppliers, then please select both values, “Geographical” and “Facility/Supplier”.
If no such disclosure exists, then please select “No”.
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.
How to Research an Answer
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