Modern slavery statement

This statement sets out our commitment to identify and tackle modern slavery in our commercial supply chain and in our wider operations.

Building on publication of the government modern slavery statement which set out the steps central government has taken to eradicate modern slavery from the domestic and global economy, our first statement captures actions taken to identify, raise awareness and to mitigate modern slavery risks in our department.

It also sets out areas identified for continuous improvement on which we will be able to reflect progress in subsequent years.

The UK government has published one Modern Slavery Statement for the 2021/22 financial year.