Respect for human rights is central to the responsibility we have towards our stakeholders and we are strongly opposed to slavery and human trafficking in any form.
We comply with applicable human rights legislation in the countries in which we operate and, as a signatory to the UN Global Compact, we fully support the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This applies equally to our own people and those outside our organisation.
Across the firm we actively manage our supply chain with a zero tolerance approach to human rights abuses, with specific training provided for anybody involved in managing our suppliers and service providers. Most of our business is undertaken in countries with a clear commitment in this area and the majority of our suppliers are headquartered in low-risk countries. Where the risk is higher, we have additional due diligence procedures in place. If we hold any investments in high-risk sectors, they will be subject to specific modern slavery assessments as part of our sustainability evaluation.
More information can be found in our slavery and human trafficking statement.