We are committed to upholding human rights and support the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation Fundamental Conventions. Please see our CR Policy, which outlines these commitments. We extend these commitments into our supply chain by asking our suppliers to comply with our Responsible Procurement Code of Conduct.
Tackling modern slavery and trafficking
Royal Mail welcomes the UK Government’s Modern Slavery Act, and is committed to continuing to eliminate practices in our business and supply chain that impinge human freedom through servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking. We will make our formal Modern Slavery Act statement available in accordance with the Act and within the statutory time scales.
Human Rights review
In 2014–15, we set out a commitment to undertake a review of our business against the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The review was carried out in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework, published in 2015. The review focused on identifying the potential human rights impacts associated with our activities and business relationships, and assessing whether adequate measures are in place for their prevention, mitigation and remediation. The exercise found no instances of human rights impacts. It helped us pinpoint processes that we can strengthen, which will further help to avoid human rights and modern slavery impacts within our business and supply chain.