The Banco Santander Human Rights policy sets out our commitment to protect human rights. This policy takes into account the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and sets out our opposition to forced labour and child exploitation. We’ve adopted this policy for Santander in the UK, strengthening our local approach and commitment to tackling human rights.
Since the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the ‘Act’), we’ve conducted a review of how we prevent Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking (MSHT) in our business and supply chain. Our key focus areas, each of which is covered in our annual statements, are:
- customer due diligence
- collaboration and information sharing
- risk associated with third party suppliers and pensions providers
- employee training.
We recognise that the business response to MSHT should continually improve and we welcome stakeholder feedback to help strengthen and develop our strategy in this area.