Modern Slavery Statement

Modern Slavery Statement

1. PURPOSE:
The Company is committed to ensuring there is no slavery or human trafficking in its supply chains or in any part of its business. This statement reflects the Company’s commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all its business relationships, and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in the Company or its supply chain.

2. SCOPE
This statement applies to all employees, officers, consultants, contractors, casual workers and agency workers (‘workers’).

This statement does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment, and it may be amended at any time.

The company may also vary this policy, including any time limits, as appropriate in any case. All workers must ensure that this statement is read, understood and complied with.

3. SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO THE COMPANY’S VALUES AND ETHICS:
The Company has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and expects the same level of commitment in respect of the Company’s values and ethics from any and all organisations with which it conducts business.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Company will not willingly or knowingly conduct business with any organisation that is in any way involved in slavery or human trafficking.

This is shown by:
Due diligence on suppliers is completed before allowing them onto our panel Signed contract confirming suppliers will adhere to laws statutes, regulations and codes, including but not limited to the Bribery Act 2010, Equality Act 2010 and Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Publishing this statement on our website

4. EMPLOYEE AWARENESS
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chain, we will do the following:

  • Make this statement available to all Company workers
  • Publish this statement on our website
  • Obtain a signed form from each worker to confirm they have read and understood our policies, including our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy (Modern Slavery Statement).
  • Make training available to Company workers on business compliance essentials, including identifying risks of modern slavery or human trafficking in the supply chain Review our statement and policy annually


5. FURTHER STEPS:
The Company is committed to ensuring a respectful and professional working environment, free from discrimination and with adherence to appropriate employment laws.

This approach to mutual respect amongst employees is pervasive throughout the Company and consolidated within its policies and procedures.

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 financial year ending 31 April 2024.

This statement will be reviewed and published annually.