United Kingdom’s Modern Slavery Statements
As a global company, Uber Technologies, Inc. is committed to upholding fundamental human rights and believes that all human beings around the world should be treated with dignity, fairness, and respect.
Uber does not tolerate, use, or condone slavery, servitude, forced labour, or human trafficking (which together we call “modern slavery”). We are committed to conducting our business in a manner that works to eliminate modern slavery.
In preparing these statements, we assessed the risk of modern slavery across our UK operations and supply chain and have provided information about our approach and progress made to date.
What is modern slavery?
Modern slavery is an invisible epidemic on the rise in the UK. As a driver, you see and hear things others don't. You have a unique view of the cities you work in. And that's why we need your help.
There are 40 million victims of modern slavery worldwide. Someone is in slavery if they are:
- Forced to work by mental or physical threat
- Owned or controlled by an ‘employer’, usually through mental or physical abuse or the threat of abuse
- Dehumanised, treated as a commodity, or bought and sold as ‘property’
- Physically constrained or have restrictions placed on their freedom
Modern slavery victims can often face more than one type of abuse and slavery, for example if they are sold to another trafficker and then forced into another form of exploitation.
Uber has partnered with the Salvation Army and Unseen UK to help eradicate modern-day slavery. Read on to find out how you can make a difference.
How to report modern slavery
You can make a difference.
If you see something suspicious, report it to the police or other authorities
If there is an immediate danger to the suspected victim or if you think that the suspected victim is under the age of 18, call 999 and inform the police.
Report to the Modern-Day Slavery Helpline
You can also make a report to the Modern-Day Slavery Helpline (0800 0121 700) or online through their website. Victims of modern slavery are entitled to safe accommodation and specialist support to help them recover from their ordeal. Your call could help someone get the support they need.
Download Unseen's app
Keep all of this information at your fingertips with a new app from Unseen UK. In the app you can instantly report any concerns you may have, or seek help or advice for someone who may be in an abusive situation. It’s quick and simple and can be used anonymously.