Slavery and human trafficking remains a hidden blight on our global society. We all have a responsibly to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain. Staff are expected to report concerns and management are expected to act upon them.
This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, contractors and suppliers.
Our supply chains
Our supply chain includes no sourcing of raw materials, but rather the sourcing of independent contractors who supply services directly to our clients enabled under our brand and platform, online or at our clients’ offices.
Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
We 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 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
We limit the geographical scope of our operations to ensure optimum supervision of the use of our services;
Where possible we build long-standing relationships with all suppliers and make clear our expectations of business behaviour;
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.
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 or supply chains:
Use of labour monitoring and payroll systems.
Level of communication and personal contact with next link in the supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.
We assign any concern for further investigation, and offer support to individuals that have suffered fiscal or professional detriment as a result of whistleblowing.
Review of Effectiveness
We intend to take further steps to identify, assess and monitor potential risk areas in terms of modern slavery and human trafficking.
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.