Manchester Airports Group (MAG), the owner of Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports, has become the first airport operator in the UK to sign up to the Slave-Free Alliance.
The Slave-Free Alliance is part of Hope for Justice, a charity that works to end modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims of modern slavery and restoring their lives. The alliance’s expertise enables it to independently review, benchmark and develop processes to help combat modern slavery.
To complement its membership of the Slave-Free Alliance, MAG is working to create its own internal processes to identify and combat the risk of modern slavery within its airports, which includes the education and training of its own staff about possible signs that someone may be a victim of exploitation.
“By becoming a member of the Slave-Free Alliance, we’re taking a proactive approach to ensure that there is transparency in our business and throughout our supply chain, to make sure that nobody is exploited, and we expect our suppliers to share this commitment,” said Tricia Williams, chief customer officer, MAG.
“We’re proud to be the first UK airport operator to become a member, and hope our work encourages others within our industry to do the same. There is no reason for modern slavery to exist in our society, and we will work hard to ensure it doesn’t happen in connection with our business,” she added.