2018/19 Modern Slavery Statement
12 June 2019
One of our business values is that we treat people how they want to be treated. We want everyone who works for, or with, Tesco to have their human rights respected and we know our customers, colleagues and suppliers do too.
Disclosing our actions and progress is a powerful tool for driving wider industry change. This is recognised by The UK Modern Slavery Act which requires businesses to state the actions they have taken to ensure modern slavery is not taking place in their operations and supply chains. Tesco is fully committed to playing our part in eradicating forced labour and we firmly support transparency and collaboration to eliminate risks.
Today, alongside our Little Helps Plan progress report which shares details of our new human rights strategy, we have published our 2018/19 Modern Slavery Statement.
One of the key developments in our work in 2019 has been the launch of a partnership with, Unseen, a charity who run the UK’s first fully independent and confidential Modern Slavery helpline. The helpline offers a way for businesses and the general public to raise concerns about potential issues connected with forced labour. Furthermore, the Unseen business portal enables us to gain visibility of potential cases relating to Tesco. This partnership will help us to better understand and identify modern slavery risks and enable us to remedy these more effectively.
Download our full 2018/19 Modern Slavery Statement here
For more information about our Human Rights strategy and broader work, please click here