Modern Slavery Statement
Mitchells & Butlers plc Modern Slavery Statement 2020-2021
Since 1898, Mitchells & Butlers plc ("Mitchells & Butlers", "M&B", "we" or "us") has been welcoming the British public into its iconic pubs and restaurants. 82% of the UK population lives within five miles of one of our sites, helping us achieve our purpose of bringing communities together by hosting life's most memorable moments.
The past year has brought home how important our people and communities are, which is something we have remained firm on across our operations. Despite the challenges of Covid-19 we have continued to prioritise the well-being and safety of those working across our business - by supporting the prevention of human trafficking across our operations and supply chains.
We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships, implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure, as far as we are able, that modern slavery is not occurring anywhere in our own businesses.
In pursuit of this goal, we are proud to have continued our work with STOP THE TRAFFIK - a Non Governmental Organisation aimed at disrupting modern slavery and human trafficking (MSHT) around the world. They have worked with us as a critical friend, to drive best practice, reviewed and prepared a risk map in respect of our supply chains and enhance our reporting procedures. Through this Modern Slavery Statement, we are delighted to share the progress we have made with them in the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery.
Mitchells & Butlers plc has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of mistreatment of people and is committed to conduct its business in such a way that human rights are respected and protected. For this reason, M&B fully supports the provisions set out in the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
This statement has been published in accordance with Section 54 of the Act, covering the period from September 2021 - September 2022, and has been approved by the Board of M&B. This statement, and the policies and procedures referred to in it, apply to M&B and all subsidiary businesses.