Modern Slavery Statement
This statement articulates the commitment and intended actions of the seven Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and seven Chief Constables across the North East and Yorkshire and the Humber regions, to address modern slavery through their business activities and supply chains. This voluntary statement is made in accordance with Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
When considering modern slavery and human trafficking, we are responsible for tackling the crimes, bringing offenders to justice, and safeguarding those at risk. We also recognise that we have large and complicated supply chains across the seven forces: we have non-pay expenditure of over £250 million and work with over 3,000 suppliers with each of whom we spend over £50,000 annually; and it is here that we will build on the good practice that has already been developed, show clear leadership, and demonstrate robust action.
We are committed to working in partnership with our suppliers to support and challenge them on their response to modern slavery, and we will ensure our progress is open and transparent, reporting where we have been successful and where we still have opportunities to improve.
We welcome and endorse the commitments made in the statement and will closely monitor the progress.