Slavery and Human Trafficking statement

We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading care and research charity for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  We have more than 2,000 employees, over 8,500 volunteers and an annual income of more than ÂŁ100 million. 

Our business

We provide services that deliver support and advice for people with dementia and their carers. With nearly 3,000 services offered across England, Wales and Northern Ireland we help over 100,000 people each year.  In 2018/19 we supported 167 active grants across 87 institution studying the cause, cure and prevention of all forms of dementia.  In addition we campaign for the recognition of the rights of people with dementia so that they can live the life they want. Alzheimer’s Society is a charitable company limited by guarantee, governed by its Articles of Association. In addition, Alzheimer’s Trading Limited (ATL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alzheimer’s Society.

Our policies on slavery and human trafficking

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business. We contract with a number of suppliers across all our functions in order to deliver our charitable purpose and we expect our suppliers to maintain the same high standards that we do. We have established a central Procurement function and launched a robust  procurement policy and process designed to ensure that our business and supply chain remain free from modern slavery.    

Alzheimer’s Society is committed to:

  • Complying with legislation and regulatory requirements
  • Ensuring that suppliers and service providers are aware that we promote the requirements of the legislation
  • Considering modern slavery factors when making procurement decisions
  • Developing awareness of modern slavery issues within our organisation and our supply chain

In 2019/2020 we will:

  • focus our efforts on those areas of our supply chain where we believe the risk is most significant, notably in the purchasing of merchandise and related products and within Facilities Management contracts. 
  • Remodel our supplier base in categories with a high risk profile to facilitate closer, deeper relationships with fewer suppliers so that we can have greater confidence in the integrity of their practices
  • Inform staff of the Society’s Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking policy  and request they read and understand the new requirements
  • include modern slavery conditions or criteria in specifications and tender documents where this is appropriate
  • encourage suppliers and contractors to take their own action and understand their obligations to the new requirements.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54 (1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st March 2020