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Briefings & Analysis of Reporting

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre assessed the reporting of the FTSE 100 companies over three reporting cycles.  As the largest companies in the UK, the FTSE 100 should provide leadership and help lift standards at an industry level. Our findings show that the Act has failed to deliver the transformational change many hoped for. Three years into the Act, most companies publish generic statements committing to fight modern slavery, without explaining how, and only a handful of leading companies have demonstrated a genuine effort in their reporting to identify vulnerable workers and mitigate modern slavery risks.

Each of our reports provides:

  1. Recommendations to companies, investors and government;
  2. Examples of leading practice by FTSE 100 companies;
  3. Trends in reporting of all companies on the Modern Slavery Archive.

Latest Reports

UK Modern Slavery Act: Missed opportunities and urgent lessons

Key findings and reflections from five years of analysing modern slavery reporting

Beyond compliance in the financial sector: Assessing UK Modern Slavery Act statements produced by asset managers

BHRRC, Walk Free and WikiRate assess modern slavery reporting by 79 asset managers.

Modern Slavery Disclosure in the Hotel Sector

Analysis of 71 hotel companies against the requirements of the UK Modern Slavery Act produced by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Walk Free, WikiRate, and Australian National University

FTSE 100 & the UK Modern Slavery Act: From Disclosure to Action

Third annual assessment of transparency statements by the FTSE 100 under the MSA.

First Year of FTSE 100 Reports under the UK Modern Slavery Act: Towards Elimination?

Second annual assessment of transparency statements by the FTSE 100 under the MSA.

FTSE 100 At the Starting Line - An analysis of company statements under the UK Modern Slavery Act

First annual assessment of transparency statements by the FTSE 100 under the MSA.