Core Group – Statement on Modern Slavery

Updated 18 April 2024 by Core


Under the Modern Slavery Act 2015, Core is required to publish a Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for each financial year, setting out the steps Core has taken, and continues to take, to address the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in its operations and within the supply chain.

Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Core has put in place measures to prevent modern slavery taking place within its own workforce or wider supply chain.

This is the statement for the year ended 30 June 2024.

Core Group

The Core Group distributes pay as you go SIMs, mobile accessories, data products and mobile phone top-ups to both the UK and worldwide market, employing around 200 members of staff in the UK and engaging with customers and suppliers globally.

Core has an extensive supply chain, ranging from mobile networks, office and professional services, to manufacturing partners located outside of the UK.

Approach to Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Core is committed to conducting business with integrity and in an ethical and socially responsible way.

Core has adopted a Modern Slavery policy which sets out a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and encourages all staff to be alert to the possibilities of breaches.

Core takes a risk-approached approach to the potential for modern slavery and undertakes risk assessments for each part of its business covering its directly-employed, contractors and wider supply chain.

Communication and awareness of this policy

Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery is communicated to all significant suppliers, contractors and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate thereafter.

Supply Chain

Core sources goods and materials from outside of the UK and is committed to establishing and maintaining a competitive, reliable and sustainable supply chain, and to always act in an ethical and socially responsible manner at all times. Core requires suppliers to demonstrate that they are committed to the identification and elimination of modern slavery in their supply chains.

Core works with suppliers to understand their risks such that additional verification work can be undertaken, when deemed necessary.

Suppliers are required to demonstrate that they provide safe working conditions where necessary, treat workers with dignity and respect, and act ethically and within the law in their use of labour.


There are clear protocols for reporting suspected instances of modern slavery identified either within the directly-employed workforce or wider supply chain. All such instances will be investigated and reported, allowing management to monitor possible breaches.


This statement was approved by the Chief Financial Office on behalf of the Board:

Name: Jonathan Lovell
Date: 18 April 2024