At ACSI, we encourage businesses of all sizes and industries to assess their exposure to modern slavery. We firmly believe that companies have not only an ethical responsibility to limit their exposure to modern slavery practices, but a financial one.
These statements contains the results of a thorough examination of our key suppliers and their supply chains, evaluation of the key areas of risk that we have identified, and the steps we are taking in order to mitigate that risk. Whilst we are not obligated under law to report under the Modern Slavery Act (2018), this is our way of keeping ourselves accountable to what we would like to see from business leaders going forward. In 2021 we have gone deeper and expanded our reporting criteria to include all of our direct suppliers and requesting information from indirect suppliers that we consider to be in high-risk categories.
These statements aim to demonstrate how it can be useful for businesses of all shapes, sizes and industries to undergo regular and thorough examination of their own business operations, and to question exactly where the supplies and services that we use come from.