Modern Slavery Benchmarking Tool

This tool is designed to help companies establish good practices to assess and address modern slavery risks in their operations and throughout their value chain. It provides companies with a preliminary score of their current performance and a list of steps they can take to improve it, including information that should be disclosed to their stakeholders. The tool is designed to be used as an introduction to and in parallel with the Guidance on Modern Slavery Risks for Thai Businesses released by The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), Walk Free and Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST), which can assist Thai-listed companies report on their actions to identify and respond to modern slavery risks for the purpose of sustainability reporting.

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Modern Slavery Benchmarking Tool

This tool is designed to help companies establish good practices to assess and address modern slavery risks in their operations and throughout their value chain. It provides companies with a preliminary score of their current performance and a list of steps they can take to improve it, including information that should be disclosed to their stakeholders. The tool is designed to be used as an introduction to and in parallel with the Guidance on Modern Slavery Risks for Thai Businesses released by The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), Walk Free and Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST), which can assist Thai-listed companies report on their actions to identify and respond to modern slavery risks for the purpose of sustainability reporting.

Information Collection
By using this tool, you may disclose certain information. This information includes the responses you submit to the questions which are asked in the tool. Your information will only be used and disclosed on a strictly anonymised basis, as set out below. Minderoo Foundation limited ACN 651 422 141, as trustee for the Minderoo Foundation Trust (ABN 24 819 440 618) (Minderoo Foundation) will be the entity collecting the information. Minderoo Foundation may use and disclose the information and may permit its related entities and its authorised third parties to do the same. Examples of such uses and disclosures include: (a) to improve, maintain or update the tool; (b) to analyse the use of the tool and the responses submitted by users; and (c) to publish research and other content based on any analysis undertaken. As noted above, any disclosure or publication based on the information will be done on an anonymised basis, so no company or individual is identified or connected with specific information. Minderoo Foundation anticipates the information collected will not include personal information. However, in the event personal information is collected, Minderoo Foundation will hold that information in accordance with its Privacy Policy (which can be accessed here).
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Responsibility

Has our organization established responsibility for managing modern slavery risks and implementing policies at:

The Board level;

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The operational level; e.g., to a working group or lead officer?

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Strategy

Does our organization have a strategy for managing modern slavery risks that has been approved by the Board?

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Policy Commitment

Do we have policies that set out our commitment to addressing modern slavery that have been approved by the Board and are made public?

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Policy Implementation

Have we communicated our policies to key stakeholders and integrated them into our operations and practices through contractual provisions, procedures and training so they are implemented and can be monitored?

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Reporting

Do we report on any breaches of our policies, including modern slavery risks/incidents and our response:

internally to the executive and Board?

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publicly in our sustainability or other reports?

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Risk Assessment

Where have we mapped, assessed and prioritised risks of modern slavery and related exploitation in our operations and value chain?

Our own operations/employees

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Our direct suppliers (Tier 1)

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Beyond Tier 1 suppliers, including some of our raw materials and other business relationships (e.g., customers).

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Our Employment Practices

Have we assessed whether our company’s own employment practices are fair and working conditions are decent?

Are workers paid a living wage?

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Are workers paid their wages and other benefits on time?

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Are workers required to work excessive overtime?

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Do workers pay recruitment fees or other fees to get the job?

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Are workers in situations of debt bondage?

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Do workers have safe and sanitary working and living conditions?

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Do workers have contracts in a language they understand?

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Do workers have access to passport/ID documents at all times?

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Are workers free to leave their employment or accommodation at all times?

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Do we ensure workers’ interests are adequately represented, including by respecting worker rights to join trade unions or workers associations?

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Are all workers’ ages checked and child labor prevented?

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Does discrimination occur in the workplace?

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Supplier engagement and due diligence

How do we conduct due diligence on our suppliers or other business relationships to assess their modern slavery risks?

We ask questions about their workforce, worksites, labor practices, policies and processes for preventing forced and child labor (e.g. through a Self-Assessment Questionnaire);

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Visiting the supplier’s site or facilities or conducting a social audit;

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Engaging with their workers through surveys, interviews, or other technology such as mobile phone apps;

YesNoUnsure

Using other risk assessment tools e.g. traceability and risk mapping tools;

YesNoUnsure

Engaging with a civil society organization(s) to support understanding of risks.

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Supplier Transparency: Does our company publish its list of suppliers?

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Purchasing practices

Have we considered how our purchasing practices (including contract pricing, forecasts, and supplier incentives) might increase risks to our suppliers’ workers?

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Grievance mechanisms

How can our employees or workers in our supply chain or other stakeholders raise complaints/grievances?

We have a complaints process/grievance mechanism that can be used by our own employees

YesNoUnsure

We have a complaints process/grievance mechanism that can be used by external parties such as suppliers, our suppliers’ workforce and communities affected by our business activities

YesNoUnsure

We ensure that our key suppliers have grievance mechanisms and share details of grievances relating to our business

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Response and Remediation

Do we have a remediation framework that sets out:

Our responsibility to remediate harm that we have caused, contributed to or are directly linked through our business activities; and steps to take to investigate and remediate a critical policy breach or a modern slavery incident?

YesNoUnsure

Where incidents of modern slavery or related exploitation were identified, did we remediate or cooperate in remediation to the people harmed by our business activities?

YesNoUnsure
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Complete the survey to access your performance results.

Answer each question. At the end of the survey, you will be able to view, print or download a summary of your company’s performance, including what the company is doing well and steps it can take to improve. The summary will include a brief overview of why it is important for businesses to address modern slavery as well as key modern slavery risks in your company’s industry.

SECTION AGovernance & Policy
SECTION BRisk Assessment & Due Diligence
SECTION CGrievance Mechanisms, Response & Remediation

Guidance on Modern Slavery Risks for Thai Businesses

Our Guidance on Modern Slavery Risks for Thai Businesses explains what makes workers vulnerable to modern slavery, outlines specific industry risks in Thailand and provides a checklist on what businesses should do to identify, address and report on these risks.