The National Army Museum (NAM) has taken, and continues to take steps to understand and minimise the potential risk of modern slavery in its business and supply chains.
This statement is published in line with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and sets out the steps that the NAM has taken, and is continuing to take, to ensure that our business and supply chains do not employ, support, or enable the practice of modern slavery.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking.
The NAM is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.
As an equal opportunities employer, the NAM is committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory, inclusive and respectful working environment for our staff, where they feel confident to raise concerns without fear of reprisal.
Our recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and to safeguard employees from any abuse of coercion.
We do not enter into business with any organisation, in the UK or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude or compulsory labour.
The NAM’s supply chains are limited, and we procure goods and services from a restricted range of UK and overseas suppliers, mainly through UK government frameworks.
Given the lack of transparency in supply chains involving the Peoples’ Republic of China and the current use of slave labour in Xinjiang Province involving the forced labour of the Uighur population the Museum, wherever possible given the complexity of modern global supply chains, seeks to avoid reliance on any goods or services from China.
We will take active and consistent steps to ensure that any slavery and/or human trafficking taking place within our business or supply chain is identified and reported.
We will provide awareness training to staff on the Modern Slavery Act 2015, informing them of the appropriate action to take if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking.
We will ensure staff involved in procurement activity are aware of, and follow modern slavery procurement guidance on GOV.UK and ethical employment practices.
We will operate a robust supplier and contracts management process.
We will continue to take action to embed a zero tolerance policy towards modern slavery.
This statement was approved by the Director of the National Army Museum, Justin Maciejewski, in April 2023.
The statement was last updated in April 2023 and will next be reviewed in April 2024.