Modern Slavery Act statement

The University is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in its supply chains or in any part of its activities.

Modern slavery is an international crime affecting millions of people across the globe. It is an unacceptable practice involving people of any age, gender or ethnicity, in developed and developing countries.

Victims in Britain include people trafficked from overseas, or vulnerable people from the UK, who are forced to work illegally or against their will. Evidence suggests that this is more prevalent in some sectors than others, but it can occur anywhere.

The University of Manchester is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in its supply chains or in any part of its activities. As part of this commitment we have adopted an Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and issue a Modern Slavery Statement annually in line with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

You can read the University's latest Modern Slavery Statement in its Annual Financial Statement.

We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and staff have a duty and a responsibility to support this approach.

We are committed to being open and transparent so our statements are visible through the Transparency in the Supply Chain Platform.

You can find out more about the University’s response to Modern Slavery and access previous Modern Slavery Statements by visiting the Central Procurement Office.