Leading Retailers in the UK and Modern Slavery Statements

Jones, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-9566-9393 and Comfort, Daphne (2021) Leading Retailers in the UK and Modern Slavery Statements. International Journal of Sales, Retailing and Marketing, 10 (2). pp. 18-26.

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Abstract

Modern slavery is an insidious problem in many sectors of the global economy, and it is perceived to be an issue in the retail industry. However, modern slavery has received little attention in the academic retail literature and this paper looks to add to this literature by exploring one of the ways in which the leading retailers in the UK have publicly addressed the issue, by reviewing their modern slavery statements. The paper includes an outline of modern slavery, a literature review, a description of the frame of reference and method of enquiry, an exploratory review of the modern slavery statements adopted by the ten leading retailers in the UK, some reflections on these statements, and a conclusion which summarises the paper and outlines future research challenges and opportunities.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Modern Slavery; Modern Slavery Statements; UK Retailers; Auditing; Research Challenges and Opportunities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5387 Business Ethics
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Gloucestershire Business School > Marketing, Events, Hospitality and Tourism
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2021 08:11
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2021 08:35
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/10009

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