UK Modern Slavery Act Registry
- Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC)
This is a transparent, free and open access registry to drive increased transparency, lesson learning and continuous improvements in reporting and responses by companies to tackle modern slavery. This is supported by ETI, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Anti-Slavery International, FLEX, KnowTheChain, Humanity United, Freedom Fund and CORE Coalition. In August 2017 the updated Registry held over 2,524 statements from companies in 26 sectors, headquartered in 33 countries.
In April 2017 Ergon Associates produced a new report analysing the content of modern slavery statements. This covers 150 statements from March 2017 and compares them to our previous analysis of modern slavery reports from early adopters a year ago. This report provides a snapshot of how companies are reporting on their efforts to identify and combat modern slavery in accordance with the UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA).
In April 2018 the BHRRC Modern Slavery briefing provides examples of good practice found in the thousands statements made under the
UK Modern Slavery Act. It aims to inform government and investor engagement with companies around modern slavery. The briefing provides examples of good practice found in the thousands of compliance statements now available on the Modern Slavery Registry and the BHRRC benchmarking of the FTSE 100 companies’ statements. The briefing also highlights serious gaps where few or no companies are performing well. We aim is that best practice and gap analyses will encourage informed engagement with companies by investors, civil society, and governments; and facilitate informed reflection within companies regarding their next steps to eliminate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains.
Significance for seafood businesses:
Not seafood-specific but provides a means for seafood businesses to publically disclose policies, standards and management approaches to mitigating forced labour in their supply chains and in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles.