This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and set out the steps that the Company has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place without our business or supply chain.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery servitude, human trafficking and forced labour.
The Company has a zero tolerance approach and is opposed to any such worker exploitation. The Company is committed to ensuring there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of the business or within our supply chain. The Company are committed to acting ethically, with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery.
The Company provides outsourced labour to recruitment and contracting businesses throughout the UK.
The Company operates several internal policies to ensure the business is conducted in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
The Company maintains a preferred supplier list with whom detailed Terms of Business are in place. The Company expects suppliers to conform to the same standards within their own business and supply chains. Confirmation is sought from our supply chain to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this statement or the relevant policies.
The Company conducts extensive due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. This includes an online search to ensure that the particular business has never been convicted of offences relating to modern slavery or human trafficking.
In addition, confirmation is sought from each supplier to confirm that they:
The Company maintains regular communication with suppliers by continually reviewing their understanding of and compliance with expectations. In addition, training is provided to employees to ensure they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within the busines or supply chain. This is included within an employee’s initial induction and is repeated on an annual basis.
This statement was approved and signed off by the Board of Directors on 1st May 2020.