Since 1824, the RSPCA has been working to prevent cruelty, promote kindness, and alleviate the suffering of animals by using all available lawful means.
One of the founders of the RSPCA, William Wilberforce, went on to champion the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire. To this day, our work is still underpinned by his vision of a caring world where all animals and people are respected and treated equally with compassion.
RSPCA Assured is a limited company with charitable status owned by the RSPCA. As a food labelling scheme, we have been helping improve the lives of farm animals for more than a quarter of a century. Officially registered as Freedom Food (Company No. 02723670), we have gone by the name RSPCA Assured since 2015. You can find out more about the history of RSPCA Assured here.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are delivering our animal welfare objectives in an ethical and transparent manner.
There have been no major changes to our services and activities since our last published Modern Slavery Statement.
This is made under section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It constitutes our Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2022. This statement is approved by our Board, signed by the CEO and reviewed annually.
William Wilberforce, who led the anti-slavery movement in England during the early nineteenth century, was one of our founders. We wholeheartedly support the principles behind the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and are undertaking the steps listed below in order to comply with the Act and guard against slavery and trafficking in our supply chain. We will continue to develop and build upon these activities throughout 2022 and 2023.
Adopted 16 March 2022 by the RSPCA Board of Trustees