This statement is made by Newcastle United Football Company Limited.
Newcastle United Football Club (NUFC) is a leading English professional football club affiliated to The Football Association. NUFC was founded in 1892 and is a club steeped in history. NUFC plays its home matches at St James’ Park Stadium.
In addition to its football operations, NUFC has a wide range of other ancillary business operations such as commercial partnerships/sponsorships, ticketing, retail, sales, merchandising, marketing and multi-media.
WHAT IS MODERN SLAVERY?
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, 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.
OUR APPROACH TO SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
NUFC has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking 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/human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in our supply chain.
NUFC is also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
NUFC’s policy on anti-slavery and human trafficking and our commitment to ethical practices applies to all persons working for us and/or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants and third-party representatives.
OUR SUPPLY CHAIN
NUFC has an extensive supply chain including suppliers of our catering services/food/beverages, manufacturers of our licensed products/merchandise, suppliers of IT products and services and suppliers of maintenance services throughout our Stadium. NUFC is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business and we will implement processes to select the most suitable suppliers for our business. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and we expect our contractors, suppliers and other business partners to hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we will provide training to our staff on this area.
NUFC’s commitment and approach to modern slavery and human trafficking is led by its Board of Directors.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes NUFC’s anti-slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 30 June 2017.
Signed on behalf of NUFC by Lee Charnley.