Modern Slavery Act

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Modern slavery statement

Modern slavery is a serious humanitarian crime that is happening across the world, including the UK. Victims are often targeted and abused by criminals. Slavery can happen in many forms, through the trafficking of people, to forced labour. At Yorkshire Water we put people at the heart of everything we do. We know that modern slavery affects those involved in lasting ways and believe no one should suffer this physical and mental abuse. We understand we must do more to help eradicate the serious crime of modern slavery.

Yorkshire Water recognises that modern slavery poses a risk to our business and stakeholders and we cannot be complacent. We strongly oppose any form of slavery or human trafficking activity within our business, and that extends to our supply chain.

We are committed to raising awareness of this issue across our business and supply chain and strengthening our processes to help us identify and address any activity that is not in line with our standards.

Vanda Murray


Signed and approved by the Board of Yorkshire Water Services on

29 September 2021 

For full details, see our 2020-21 report:

Yorkshire Water Modern Slavery Report 2020-21

Our previous statements:

Yorkshire Water Modern Slavery Report 2019-20

Kelda Group Slavery and Human Trafficking statement 2018

Kelda Group Slavery and Human Trafficking statement 2017