This policy applies to all employees, workers, consultants, and other persons doing business with the University including all its wholly owned or controlled subsidiaries or majority joint ventures, its contractors, and its direct suppliers.
It does not apply to Oxford University Press, which has developed its own policies.
The prevention, detection, and reporting of modern slavery (and other related malpractice listed in the ‘scope’ section above) in any part of its business or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for the University or under its control.
Appropriate HR and due diligence processes must be carried out in relation to modern slavery. This includes consideration of human rights practices in a sector or country, the type of sector in which a service provider operates, the countries from which services are provided, the nature of relationships with suppliers, and the complexity of supply chain(s).
Although the University as a higher education institution considers the risk of modern slavery to be comparatively low in its direct activities and supply chain, it takes its responsibilities to combat modern slavery seriously as demonstrated by its promotion and adoption of the following policy measures.