Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Measures to combat modern slavery and human trafficking from our supply chain

Does slavery exist in the UK?: It is certainly prevalent although not as widespread as in some other parts of the world. The UK Home Office estimates that between 10,000 and 13,000 people in the UK may be working in slavery-like conditions. In our global economy, the UK supply chain may also impact on the lives and conditions of those across the work. This is what prompted the UK Government to enact the Modern Slavery Act in 2015 to eliminate these practices at home and overseas.

As part of this Act, all companies with a turnover of £36 million or higher will produce an annual Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement. Here, at the University of Bristol, we fully support the aim of the Modern Slavery Act and will do all we can to make sure that our supply chains are free from this practice.

Read our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2019 (PDF, 200kB) in full. 

For further information contact the University Secretary's Office.