Around the world, tens of millions of adults and children face unimaginable lives of cruelty and hardship in conditions of modern slavery.
Slavery finds its way into the supply chains of the clothes we buy, the food we eat, the materials we use in our buildings and the components in our phones and computers. It also takes place within our communities, where individuals are forced into labour exploitation, sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, and criminal exploitation by organised criminal gangs, criminal networks, and individual perpetrators.
Wales is not immune to these abhorrent practices. We must continue to take steps to tackle modern slavery wherever it exists.
The Welsh Government is publishing this Modern Slavery Statement in accordance with our Code of Practice on Ethical Employment in Supply Chains. In developing and becoming a signatory to this Code of Practice, the Welsh Government has voluntarily committed to producing an annual Modern Slavery Statement.
As a large organisation, the Welsh Government is inevitably part of global supply chains where workers face exploitation. In publishing this statement, we are acknowledging these risks, accepting our responsibilities, and committing to improving our practices.
For further information please select the following link Welsh Government modern slavery statement | GOV.WALES