Our Bright Future programme

Offering employment to survivors of modern slavery.

In April 2017 we launched our Bright Future programme, which offers the opportunity of a paid work placement and a job in our food business to those who have been rescued from modern slavery.

Developed with our partner City Hearts, Bright Future is a new approach and is the first time a major UK business has offered work placements to survivors of modern slavery.

Our goal is to offer at least 30 people this opportunity within the programme’s first year. We report on our progress in our annual modern slavery statement.

The people we’re working with have been through terrible ordeals and we want to make sure that what we’re doing is right for them and makes a difference to their lives. But it also needs to be sustainable.

That’s why we’re asking other businesses to get involved and roll out Bright Future in their businesses.

Progress so far

In October 2017, we commissioned the University of Liverpool to carry out an independent interim review of Bright Future, to help us understand what’s working well, what we could do better, and where our opportunities are for the future. We published the review on 8 November and shared it with people and organisations who are tackling modern slavery in the UK.

You can read the interim review here.

You can read more about our progress and future plans in our latest modern slavery statement.