Getty Images is a leading global provider of digital content comprising of images, video and music to over one million customers in almost every country in the world. Our digital content products and services do not involve the usual reporting issues around packaging, manufacturing supply chains and human rights for affiliated suppliers and workers; however, we fully support the aims of the UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015 and are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains, or in any part of our business. Our values reflect our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.

Our structure, business and supply chains

The Getty Images operating group of companies’ ultimate parent company is Getty Images, Inc. Getty Images is US based, with operating subsidiaries in the UK and around the world. The terms “Getty Images”/ “the Group” as used in this statement, refer collectively to Getty Images, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including Getty Images International, Getty Images (UK) Limited and Getty Images UK DevCo Limited. The Group has over 1800 employees and operates on a global basis.

Getty Images is a digital content production and licensing business. Our supply chains include photographers, illustrators, other photographic and video agencies, as well as suppliers for facilities, technology, finance, property and the provision of benefits for our employees.

Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking

Whilst we have not identified modern slavery as being a particular risk in our own business and supply chains, as part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we:

  • Audit HR files in the UK to ensure we have right to work information for all employees, and comply with local legal requirements in territories outside of the UK;
  • Include provisions within our due diligence questionnaires and terms of business with suppliers, which require compliance with all applicable laws, including modern slavery;
  • Are reviewing our supplier audit program to include modern slavery; and
  • Protect whistle blowers and deploy a dedicated whistleblowing hotline.


To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we are looking to introduce an awareness program in 2018.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2017.

This statement has been approved by:

Dawn Airey

Dawn Airey