Modern Slavery Policy
OUR POLICIES ON SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Updated January 2020
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains, services or in any part of our business. Our Anti-slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES FOR SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk –
Where possible we build long-standing relationships with local suppliers and t make clear our expectations of business behaviour;
With regards to national or international supply chains, our point contact is preferable with a UK company or branch and we expect these entities to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes. We expect each supplier to, at least, adopt ‘one-up’ due diligence on the next link in the chain.
We have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistleblowers.
SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO OUR VALUES
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to relevant members of staff. All Directors have been briefed on the subject.
OUR EFFECTIVENESS IN COMBATING SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business, services or supply chains:
Completion of Audits by Managers and Business Development Managers;
Use of labour monitoring and payroll systems; and
Level of communication and personal contact with the next link in the supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.