Modern slavery statement

Read our full statement on slavery and human trafficking.

As a humanitarian organisation, our aim is to always prevent and alleviate human suffering in the UK and throughout the world, to protect life and health, and ensure respect and dignity for all people.

We welcomed the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, which entered into force on 29 October 2015.

The document below fulfils our reporting obligation to provide a slavery and human trafficking statement. It covers activities for the financial year ending 31 December 2020.

Download our Modern Slavery Statement 


You can download our Modern Slavery Statement in full, or you can read our summary of the Modern Slavery Statement for key updates and commitments taken from our full modern slavery statement.

2020 was the British Red Cross’ 150th anniversary year. Planned as a celebration of kindness, it grew into a crisis that inspired humanitarian action on a scale nobody could have foreseen. The Red Cross supported 1.5 million people in need across the UK, and our partners and communities around the country and the world helped many more.


The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the major challenges we all face, wherever we live. It has also given us the chance to learn and create a better future where no one is left behind.