We are committed to operating in compliance with all applicable local laws, including the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We recognize that slavery and human trafficking is a real yet hidden issue in our society. We will not tolerate slavery and human trafficking in our business or supply chain. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to best ensure that any form of slavery is not taking place in our own business or supply chains.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
- Recruitment: We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
- Whistleblowing: Our whistleblowing policy ensures that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisal.
- Health and Safety: This policy sets out our approach to ensure we provide a healthy working environment for our staff and contractors that work out of our premises.
We conduct due diligence on all suppliers assessed as critical to the business before allowing them to become one of our suppliers. This due diligence includes assessing regulatory licenses and certificates, compliance with such regulatory bodies, checks to determine the financial stability of the supplier as well as carrying out supplier audits, where appropriate.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our company’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.