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Modern slavery and human trafficking statement

Modern slavery and human trafficking are serious and often hidden crimes which can be devastating for the victims. UKRI is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in all its activities within UKRI and its supply chain.

In accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, every year we publish a modern slavery and human trafficking statement, which outlines our activities to align with the act and prevent slavery and trafficking within the organisation.

Read our 2018/19 modern slavery and human trafficking statement (PDF, 126KB)

You can also see our research councils’ own statements:

Reporting modern slavery and human trafficking

Modern slavery includes labour exploitation, sexual exploitation, domestic servitude and criminal exploitation.

Human trafficking is defined as arranging or facilitating the travel of another person with a view to exploitation and includes travel within a country, not just across international borders.

To report any concerns and suspicions of modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of UKRI’s business or supply chains email the UKRI Head of Governance.

Email: modernslaveryact@ukri.org

If you suspect a modern slavery or human trafficking situation outside UKRI, you can report it online to the modern slavery helpline. 

Last updated: 3 November 2020

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