At Northumbrian Water ("NWL"), we're proud of our reputation as an ethical company. We are committed to making ethical behaviour a standard business practice.

To follow our commitment, we adopt policies and practices to embed our values and to ensure that we are carrying out our business ethically.


As part of our ethical approach, we're doing all we can to combat slavery and human trafficking by raising awareness and understanding of the many forms it can take, and by reviewing and improving our policies and practices in light of that understanding.


Each year, we issue a statement which sets out the steps we have taken in the latest financial year to ensure that no offence under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 is occurring in our own business or in our supply chains. Our latest statement, in respect of the financial year ended 31 March 2020, can be found below.