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 2022 to prevent any form of modern slavery from occurring within our business operations and supply chain.
Modern Slavery forced or compulsory labour, servitude and human trafficking are severe violations of fundamental human rights and freedoms. We are fully committed to respecting human rights, ensuring we do not infringe the rights of others and addressing any risk or instance of modern slavery within our operations and supply chain as set out in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).
We fully support the principles of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and we are determined to act in alignment with the guidance of the UNGPs. We are also a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact and report annually against their ten Principles.
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 employees, and our business. Our work to address modern slavery and human trafficking is fundamental to this and to our wider approach to respecting human rights. In line with Aviva’s values and principles detailed in the Aviva Business Ethics Code 2022, we are committed to contributing to the eradication of modern slavery.