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Combatting modern slavery

We know slavery, servitude, forced labour and human trafficking (modern slavery) is a growing global issue that no sector or economic area can consider itself immune from. We won’t tolerate modern slavery of any kind in our business and supply chain. We also take seriously any allegations about human rights being abused.

In our key contracts, we demand that suppliers:

  • Comply with the Modern Slavery Act.

  • Run regular modern slavery risk assessments of their own supply chains.

  • Bring in controls to prevent modern slavery.

  • Tell us immediately if they find any modern slavery in their supply chains.

If suppliers break these obligations, we could end their contracts.

We don’t use forced, bonded or compulsory labour: all our people are free to leave their jobs after giving notice. We don’t ask our people to deposit money or identity papers before we employ them. We’ve developed an e-learning package to raise awareness of the issues involved in modern slavery, and our legal responsibilities. New starters complete this, and so do all colleagues as an annual refresher.