Our research centre

The Centre for Research on Modern Slavery (CReMS) is a multi-disciplinary centre, founded in July 2020 to foster research on modern slavery, with particular emphasis on the role business plays both in sustaining the practice and contributing to its eradication.

The University of Auckland Business School (bottom left) is located in the heart of Auckland City.

Our mission

CReMS is committed to research on both the exploitation of migrant labour and the role of internationalised firms in the persistence of modern slavery. Although the Centre is situated in the University of Auckland’s Business School, it is intended to foster collaborative links between researchers from multiple disciplines interested in the nature, extent, drivers, consequences and eradication of modern slavery. We hope to engage in joint research with colleagues across the University of Auckland, other New Zealand universities, and research institutions worldwide.

Oversight group members

Contact us

If you would like to know more about CReMS and its work, please get in touch.