In line with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”), this statement outlines the steps Aviva plc (‘The Group’ or ‘We’) has taken during the financial year ending 31 December 2020 to prevent any form of modern slavery from occurring within our business operations and supply chain.
Our purpose at Aviva is to be ‘with you today for a better tomorrow’. Acting responsibly is vital to achieving that purpose. Doing the right thing is essential for our customers, our people and our business. Our work to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking is fundamental to this and to our wider approach to respecting human rights. Modern Slavery, forced or compulsory labour, servitude and human trafficking are severe violations of fundamental human rights and freedoms. In line with Aviva’s values and principles detailed in ‘the Aviva Business Ethics Code 2020’, we are committed to contributing to the eradication of modern slavery. The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic requires businesses to be extra vigilant and during 2020 we have continued to improve our approach to addressing the risks of modern slavery.