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Social responsibility – human rights

The Modern Slavery Act (MSA) is UK legislation which received Royal Assent in 2015. The serious criminal offences of slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking are consolidated under one piece of legislation. The intention of the Act is to bring perpetrators to justice, provide law enforcement agencies with stronger tools to tackle modern slavery and enhance protection for victims.

The MSA requires companies to publish an annual statement setting out the steps they have taken to prevent all forms of modern slavery in their business and supply chains. DVB welcomes the Modern Slavery Act and its aim to create meaningful and long-lasting improvement to workers’ employment and workplace conditions including, but not limited to, the prevention of forced, bonded and trafficked labour. Our commitment is to be upheld through the development of the company’s policies, governance structures and a supportive leadership programme.

For further information please also see our Modern Slavery Statement 2016.

Contact

Carsten Gutknecht-Stöhr
+49 69 9750 4489

carsten.gutknecht-stoehr@dvbbank.com