Policy and Statement

We recognise that Modern Slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights.

We are aware that modern Slavery takes various forms, including slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.

Modern slavery is the term used within the UK (United Kingdom) and is defined within the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

The Act categorises offences of Slavery, Servitude and Forced or Compulsory Labour and Human Trafficking.

We will always adopt a zero tolerance to modern slavery, human trafficking, all forms of servitude and forced and compulsory labour.

We fully support the government’s objectives to eradicate all forms of modern slavery and human trafficking

We continue to set exacting standards of impartiality, integrity, transparency, and objectivity.

We will ensure that our activities and those of our contractors operate to the highest level of ethical standards operating under sound governance arrangements.

We require all organisations we engage with to ensure their goods, materials, and
labour-related supply chains are unambiguous:

  • Fully comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and are
  • Clear, transparent, accountable, and auditable; and are
  • Free from ethical ambiguities.

Public Reporting of Non-compliance

Individuals who have reasonable suspicion or evidence of non-compliance with the Modern Slavery Act in connection with any Listen and Learn supply chain or third-party contractor we engage with are encouraged to report their concerns to the Director of Research.

Alternatively, if you hold information that could lead to the identification, discovery, and recovery of victims of modern slavery or human trafficking in the UK (United Kingdom), you can contact the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121700 or alternatively follow the link to
the National reporting mechanism.

Support for victims of modern slavery and Modern slavery victims: referral.

Victim Support

If you think you are a victim of modern slavery or human trafficking, use the victim support link to contact the Modern Slavery Helpline. Trained operators will help you to understand what is available including information, advice, and ways to access government-funded

The Modern Slavery Helpline is confidential, but, if you do not want to give your name, that is fine. Modern slavery website and Support line: 0808 168 9111.