We are absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in all our corporate activities, and to ensuring that our partners and supply chains are also free from slavery and human trafficking.
For more information about this commitment, please read our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement and Government guidelines on Transparency in Supply Chains.
Modern Slavery can take many forms including the trafficking of people, forced labour, servitude and slavery. The term Modern Slavery captures a whole range of types of exploitation, many of which occur together. These include but are not limited to:
- Sexual exploitation (including sexual abuse, forced prostitution and the abuse of children for the production of child abuse images/videos)
- Domestic servitude (victims are forced to carry out domestic chores and childcare duties and may work long hours for little or no pay)
- Forced labour (in industries such as construction, manufacturing, agriculture, hospitality, laying driveways, working in nail bars)
- Criminal exploitation (forcing a person to commit a crime such as pick pocketing, shoplifting, cannabis cultivation, drug trafficking or financial crimes such as benefit fraud or illegal loans)
- Other forms of exploitation such as forced marriage, begging, organ removal and illegal adoption
Our video explanation
If you suspect that someone you come across may be a victim of modern slavery, a property that raises suspicion or a business you think may be using forced labour, call the helpline on 0800 0121 700 or call the Police.
For further information about modern slavery, including how to spot the signs that it exists, visit www.gov.uk/government/collections/modern-slavery