Modern Slavery Act

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Modern slavery statement

Modern slavery is a serious 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, and we understand we must do more to help eradicate this issue.

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 action any activity that is not in line with our standards.

Kathy Smith,
Company Secretary

Signed by the Board of Yorkshire Water on 23 September 2020.

For full details, see our 2020 report:

Yorkshire Water Modern Slavery Report 2020

Our previous statements:

Kelda Group Slavery and Human Trafficking statement 2018

Kelda Group Slavery and Human Trafficking statement 2017