Modern slavery and human trafficking

Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as actual slavery, enforced servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person's liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.

Tate is a large organisation for the purposes of section 54 of the MSA 2015 and welcomes the opportunity to state very clearly its policy regarding modern slavery and human trafficking.

Tate unreservedly condemns modern slavery and human trafficking wherever in the world it occurs. Tate has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.

We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the MSA 2015.

We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.

Tate’s MSA 2015 policy applies to all Tate Gallery and Tate Enterprises Limited (‘Tate’) persons working for us, with us or on our behalf in any capacity, including Trustees, Company Directors, the Executive Team and employees at all levels, as well as casual and agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, artists, contractors, suppliers, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.

This policy does not form part of any employee's contract of employment and Tate may amend it at any time.

Adopted by the Board of Trustees on 16 November 2016 (reviewed 20 March 2019).