Seven hundred companies have submitted Modern Slavery Act statements, but few have met all the core elements of the law. Resources, a lack of knowledge and a need for more guidance have all contributed to a slow start.
Annual index reveals that the retailing giant is trailing the rest of the FTSE100 when it comes to governance, while audit and risk (external accountability) emerge as the most important factors in measuring governance performance.
UK business has made "great strides" in corporate governance, but recent events at BHS and Sports Direct have prompted questions about the behaviour of some directors. David Doughty argues that business needs to clean up its act.