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Many companies in high-risk sectors aren’t addressing slavery risks in UK Modern Slavery Act statements, report says

Author: CORE (UK), Published on: 4 October 2017

This report aims to provide a snapshot of if and how [50] companies are including information in their Slavery and Human Trafficking Statements on the risks of modern slavery in their supply chains and operations. [It focuses] on companies sourcing raw materials associated with a heightened risk of modern slavery - cocoa from West Africa, mined gold, mica from India, palm oil from Indonesia, and tea from Assam - and companies operating in sectors that are widely recognised as being at heightened risk: garment production; hotels and accommodation; construction; football clubs (which due to the nature of their businesses include a wide range of functions including hospitality and retailing manufactured goods); and outsourcing companies....

While [the report] found that several companies are beginning to integrate their approach to addressing the risks of slavery and human trafficking in the context of wider human rights and labour rights risks, few are making the link to risks that can be generated by their own business models...

[refers to Airbnb, Aldi, Barratt, Bellway, Berkeley, Bettys & Taylors, Boots, Bovis, Cartier, Colgate Palmolive, Dior, Estée Lauder, Ferrero, Foot Locker, Fortnum & Mason, G4S, Goldsmiths, Hershey, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental, Interserve, Kellogg, L'Oréal, Lidl, Lindt & Sprüngli, Marriott, Mars, Matalan, Mitie, Mondelēz, Nestlé, Pandora, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser, Revlon, Serco, Signet, Sodexo, Sports Direct, Tetley, Tiffany, Typhoo, Unilever, Unite Students, Arsenal FC, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City FC, and Manchester United FC]

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Related companies: Airbnb Aldi Süd Alliance Boots (part of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts) Arsenal FC Barratt Developments Bellway Homes Berkeley Group Boots (now Alliance Boots) Bovis Homes Cartier (part of Richemont) Chelsea FC Colgate-Palmolive Dior (part of LVMH) Estée Lauder Ferrero Foot Locker Fortnum & Mason G4S Goldsmiths Hershey Hilton Hyatt InterContinental Hotels Interserve Kellogg Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) L'Oreal Lidl Lindt & Sprüngli Liverpool Football Club LVMH Manchester City FC Manchester United FC Marriott Mars Matalan Mitie Mondelēz International Nestlé Pandora Group Procter & Gamble Reckitt Benckiser Revlon Richemont Serco Signet Jewelers Sodexo Sports Direct Tata Group Tata Tea (part of Tata Group) Taylors of Harrogate (part of Bettys & Taylors Group) Tetley (part of Tata Tea) Tiffany Typhoo Unilever Unite Students