Modern Slavery Statement
In accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, Marie Curie makes the following statement for the financial year 2016/17.
What we do
Marie Curie offers expert care, guidance and support for people living with a terminal illness, and their families. We provide hands on care and vital emotional support for people in their own homes and in our nine hospices across the UK, to help them get the most from the time they have left.
We also provide information and support through our free Support Line and our website, offer face to face support through our Helper Service and raise vital funds through our fundraising activity and online shop.
Modern Slavery Statement 2016/2017
Marie Curie is committed to ensuring that modern slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of its business or in any of its supply chains. We work with socially responsible suppliers committed to high ethical standards that are predominantly based in the UK.
We believe that the risk of modern slavery or human trafficking taking place within Marie Curie and its supply chain is low and we have policies and procedures in place to review and minimise the risk of modern slavery within our supplier relationships. Where there may be a potential risk of modern slavery, a full assessment of the supplier is carried out and scored according to the Global Slavery Index. The supplier is then subject to periodic compliance inspections and independent audits.
Our Procurement and Suppliers Policy particularly addresses modern slavery and human trafficking and it is a mandatory requirement for all of our suppliers to confirm that they have robust policies in place to ensure that their business arrangements and relationships comply with the Modern Slavery Act. This is supported further in our contractual arrangements.
This Modern Slavery Statement has been approved by the Board of Trustees of Marie Curie and the respective Boards of Directors of Marie Curie Trading Limited and Marie Curie Developments Limited for publication on the Marie Curie website.