Updated 4th May 2020
We do not tolerate slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business and are committed to ensuring that it does not take place in our supply chains.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking.
Our anti-slavery policy reflects our aim to act transparently, respectfully and with integrity in all our business relationships. We do not tolerate slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business and are committed to ensuring that it does not take place in our supply chains. We implement and enforce effective systems and controls to mitigate this risk.
We have reviewed our purchases to understand the nature of our suppliers. These include freelancers, consultants and companies providing a wide range of goods and services to help us deliver our aims and objectives.
We will carry out risk assessments for new suppliers to consider the likelihood of maltreatment of staff or other unsatisfactory factors. This may mean that we decide not to work with them or seek further information, or assurances, before proceeding. For new suppliers where a higher risk is identified:
- If the supplier is required to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we will review their own published policies on modern slavery.
- For other suppliers, we will seek declarations that they meet appropriate requirements and may ask them to give information on their working practices.
We will apply appropriate vetting procedures, based on the level of risk identified, to ensure we are comfortable that any risks involving slavery can be identified and addressed promptly.
To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our policy, we have in place a supply chain compliance process. This consists of contractual warranties in our agreements with suppliers, site visits (where deemed appropriate and practically possible) and regular audits to check compliance with our policies and procedures.
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 updates to our staff by providing both written and oral reminders of good practice.