Registry of slavery & human trafficking statements under UK Modern Slavery Act

On 26 March 2015 the UK passed the landmark Modern Slavery Act.  The full text of the Act can be accessed here.

We recommend viewing the registry in pdf format here.

Section 54 requires every organisation with a total global annual turnover of £36m that is carrying out a business (or part of a business) in the UK to produce a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year.  The statement must contain details of the steps that the organisation has taken in that year to identify and eradicate modern slavery from both its own business and its supply chain (or state that no steps have been taken, if this is the case).  The statement must be signed by a director and there must be a link to it from the company's homepage.

During the passage of the Act, civil society lobbied for an amendment that would have provided for a central government register of company statements.  It was argued that this was necessary to allow civil society and consumers to monitor compliance.  This was proposed in the Lords but was eventually defeated.

In the absence of a mandatory requirement for companies to upload their statements to a government register, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is seeking to bring transparency and accountability by collating the statements in a free searchable dynamic database. When this is complete, it will allow users to see which companies have complied with their obligations and compare the action they are taking.  As well as increasing accountability it is intended that this database will allow companies to learn from best practice and take the action necessary to mitigate the risks of modern slavery in their supply chains.

Below are links to statements produced so far by companies. The statements currently listed have been released in advance of the deadline in the Act.  We will be adding more statements as they are released and our database is currently being developed which will have improved searchability.

This page only includes statements written to comply with the MSA.  Note that some companies also have forced labour statements to comply with California legislation or as part of their broader human rights policies.  

If your company has produced a statement to comply with this legislation that you would like to appear on this page, please send it to Danielle McMullan (mcmullan@business-humanrights.org).

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17 March 2016

Affinity Sutton Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

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17 March 2016

CSL Behring UK Statement on Anti-Slavery

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17 March 2016

EP Professional Modern Slavery Statement

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17 March 2016

General Mills Slavery and human trafficking statement

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17 March 2016

Gould International UK Ltd.

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17 March 2016

Liquid Friday Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement

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17 March 2016

Mercedez-Benz Statement Of MB UK Pursuant To The Modern Slavery Act

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17 March 2016

NetApp Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

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17 March 2016

Norbain Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy Statement

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17 March 2016

Prospects Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

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