Business, human rights and modern slavery

At NatWest Group our purpose is to champion potential, helping people, families and businesses to thrive. This lies at the core of our activity as we strive to create long term, deeper relationships with our customers. At the heart of our purpose is a clear commitment to people – to value, support, empower them and ultimately enable them to thrive. Respect for human rights is linked to our purpose and our approach is outlined in the Human Rights Position Statement (PDF 111KB) and in our Human Rights Approach diagram (PDF 268KB).


Modern slavery & human trafficking

Modern slavery and human trafficking is a hidden crime which destroys lives, damages communities and has strong links to organised crime. It’s a growing global issue affecting women, men, and children.

At NatWest Group, we welcomed the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and report annually on our approach to tackling modern slavery within our own operations, with our customers and suppliers. We published our fifth Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement in June 2021. We’re continually evolving our approach and our Sustainable Banking team welcome any input or feedback from stakeholders.