ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE & SUPPLY CHAIN:
This statement sets out the Company's actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no people exploitation in its own business, and its supply chains.
The Company has zero tolerance to modern slavery and human trafficking and is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
The Company is a technical recruitment business based in Bromborough, Wirral and Wrexham, North Wales, and has an annual turnover of approximately £16m. Its Head Office and all trading outlets are in the UK. It currently supplies in excess of 1,000 people in the UK, across all locations.
The Directors and Group HR & Quality Manager are responsible for compliance in their respective departments and for their supplier relationships.
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, where possible, we build long standing relationships with local suppliers and customers and make clear our expectations of business behaviour.
With regards to national or international supply chains, our point of contact is preferably with a UK Company or branch and we expect these entities to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes.
We have a culture in place to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle blowers, and all risks that are flagged are investigated fully.
To ensure a 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.
In light of the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 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:
• Completion of risk based audits by Managers.
• Ensure the supply chain understand and comply with our expectations.
• Require all relevant staff to have completed training on modern slavery.
This statementis made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Company’s Anti-Slavery Statement for the current financial year.