RG - Frequently Asked Questions (Slavery & Trafficking)

What is the STRT? 
The Slavery and Trafficking Risk Template (STRT) is a standard survey used by companies worldwide for the collection and sharing of slavery and human trafficking risk and compliance-related data across supply chains. 

Where can I download the STRT? 
The Slavery and Trafficking Risk Template (STRT) is available for free download at https://www.socialresponsibilityalliance.org/strt/

Why am I being asked to submit an STRT? 
Companies, like your customer, are facing increasing legal requirements and pressure to address their potential slavery and human trafficking impacts. They are responding by taking proactive measures to address and mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking in their supply chain. They are doing so by collecting risk and compliance-related data from suppliers, like you, to better target and prioritize their risk mitigation action. 

You are being asked to submit a Slavery and Trafficking Risk Template (STRT) to support your customer’s anti-slavery and human trafficking compliance program. Being asked to submit an STRT does not mean that your customer suspects you are engaged in slavery and human trafficking activities. The STRT is simply a tool your customer is using as part of their wider due diligence efforts to address and mitigate risks of slavery and human trafficking in their supply chain. 

What companies are in scope of this request? 
Companies, like your customer, consider a range of different factors when deciding which business relationships to include in this STRT request. These factors include stakeholder expectations, compliance requirements and internal commitments. Some companies scope widely, other companies scope more narrowly. In either case, receiving a request from your customer to complete the STRT means that your company is in scope., 

Who in my company should complete the STRT? 
The STRT can be completed by anyone in your company with the knowledge and understanding needed to answer the questions truthfully and accurately. It must then be authorized by a person who has the authority to certify all the answers provided. It’s possible for the STRT to be completed and authorized by the same person. 

How does the STRT support my customer’s anti-slavery and human trafficking compliance program? 
Data collected through the Slavery and Trafficking Risk Template (STRT) gives companies, like your customer, actionable insights on how to better target and prioritize their slavery and human trafficking risk mitigation action. 

What are relevant legal requirements that my customer might be facing? 
Your customer may be in scope of one or more of the following supply chain-related slavery and human trafficking regulations:

  • The United States Federal Acquisition Regulation Subpart 22.17 Combating Trafficking in Persons
  • The United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act (Section 54 - Transparency in Supply Chains)
  • The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB 657)
  • The European Union Non-Financial Reporting Directive
  • Section 307 of the United States Tariff Act of 1930, as amended

Who is maintaining the STRT? 
The STRT Development Committee actively maintains and updates the STRT to ensure that it continues to reflect evolving industry needs. The Development Committee is a multi-stakeholder, consensus-based body composed of a consortium of corporations, civil society, legal and audit firms, and various industry stakeholders. For further information, please visit https://www.socialresponsibilityalliance.org/strt/.

When is this information needed? 
Your customer will determine the deadline for your organization’s Slavery and Trafficking Risk Template (STRT) submission. 

What is valid supporting documentation? 
Supporting documentation is valid when it matches the type of documentation requested (for example, a policy or code of conduct) and is official in nature.

 

Additional FAQ Resources

Click [here] to access the SRA's in-depth FAQ on the STRT in PDF format. 

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