Analysis shows only a handful of company statements are meeting the Act’s requirements, majority lack adequate information.

The FTSE 100 companies who have reported under the Modern Slavery Act so far were scored by the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre on their action to eliminate slavery from their operations and supply chains and the extent of their disclosure under the Act. Companies were put into ten tiers (tier one the best performing, ten the worst performing). There was also patchy compliance with the legal requirements of the Act. Only 14 of the 27 statements fully comply with these three requirements.

Analysis shows most of the twenty-seven FTSE100 companies that have reported so far under the UK Modern Slavery Act are missing the opportunity to provide much needed leadership to eradicate forced labour from business operations and supply chains. The majority of company statements demonstrate weak risk assessment and due diligence.

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The Global Business of Forced Labour: Report of Findings
Publications 31 May 2018

This report presents the findings from the Global Business of Forced Labour project. The project investigates the business models of forced labour in global agricultural supply chains. Over two years the project systematically mapped the business ...Read More

Responsible Recruitment: Remediating Worker – Paid Recruitment Fees
Publications 20 November 2017

A major cause of forced labour in global supply chains is the charging of recruitment fees to migrant workers. Some companies have sought to reimburse workers charged these fees, many face serious challenges in doing so. Reimbursing worker-paid fe...Read More

Dispatched: Mapping overseas forced labor in North Korea’s proliferation finance system
Publications 02 August 2018

By C4ADS Executive Summary North Korean overseas forced labor is both a proliferation finance and a human rights issue. The Kim regime sends citizens to work abroad under heavy surveillance, confiscates their wages, and uses the funds to support a...Read More

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Global Labour Recruitment in a Supply Chain Context
Publications 01 December 2015

The paper is the result of a yearlong inquiry into possible courses of action that would ad- dress the recruitment governance gap, with particular attention to the abuses that affect a large number of workers. It touches only lightly on problems with...Read More