Uber Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement
At Uber, we are committed to tackling issues of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chain, promoting the safety and welfare of our partners, employees, and users.
As part of this, Uber and Uber Eats have submitted their 2019 Modern Slavery Statements.
What is modern-day 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.
Can you spot the signs of a modern slave?
Learn how to make the difference
Modern slavery is a serious crime. It encompasses slavery, servitude, and forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking. 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.
Signs of modern slavery
Be the eyes on the road
- Physical appearance
- Isolated or controlled
- Unusual travel times
- Bad living conditions
- Watch out for car washes
How to report it
You can make the 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 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. Click here to download from the Google Play store, and here to download from the Apple store.