Modern slavery statement

This statement is made on behalf of the British Olympic Association (the “BOA”). References to “we”, “us” or “our” in this statement are to the BOA.

Our organisation

The BOA is the National Olympic Committee for Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The BOA is responsible for the participation in the Olympic Games of athletes from GB and NI, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and UK Overseas Territories which do not have their own National Olympic Committee.

The BOA provides the pivot around which Team GB revolves prior to, and during the Olympic Games. Working with the Olympic Governing Bodies, the BOA selects Team GB from the best sportsmen and women who will go on to compete in the 33 summer and seven winter Olympic sports at the greatest sporting competition in the world. The BOA is not funded or controlled by government, has no political interests and is completely dependent upon commercial sponsorship and fundraising income. The BOA is the strong, independent voice for British Olympic Sport. The BOA’s role is to lead and prepare our nation’s finest athletes at the Olympic Games and it has the responsibility for developing the Olympic Movement throughout the UK. In addition, the BOA delivers support services to Britain’s Olympic athletes and their National Governing Bodies throughout each Olympic cycle to assist them in their preparations for, and performances at the Games.

Our approach to modern slavery

The BOA opposes slavery and human trafficking in all its forms. We do not tolerate forced labour either within our company itself or within our supply chain. We expect our supply chain (whether direct suppliers or those that directly or indirectly supply our direct suppliers) to share the same values.

We operate in the UK only. Our principle suppliers include:

  • the hosting venue for the Olympic Games and preparation camps;

  • sponsors, sportswear and equipment providers;

  • businesses which support the running of the Olympic Games, such as ticketing, catering, security and cleaning;

  • travel services;

  • technology service providers that provide us with the software, equipment and other technology solutions;

  • providers of professional services, such as insurers, professional advisers (legal, regulatory, audit, etc.) and temporary staffing agencies; and

  • businesses which support our day-to-day office operations and help us to run our premises, such as facilities management services (cleaning and security providers), couriers and printing services. 

We expect all our contractors, suppliers and other partners to adopt the same high standards that we adhere to.  As part of our contracting process, we require all of our commercial partners to expressly comply with all applicable anti-slavery and human trafficking laws, statutes, regulations in force including the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and to use reasonable endeavours to include anti-slavery and human trafficking provisions in contracts with any of their subcontractors and suppliers. We will continue to work with our partners to better understand their processes and policies and to prevent modern slavery within their organisations and supply chains.