Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 1 October 2016 and 30 September 2017
The statement sets down Employ Recruitment UK Limited’s commitment to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our business activities and the steps we have put in place with the aim of ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our own business and supply chains. We all have a duty to be alert to risks, however small. Staff are expected to report their concerns and management to act upon them.
Organizational structure and supply chains
This statement covers the business activities of Employ Recruitment UK Ltd which are as follows:
The employment business recruits and supplies temporary workers to hirers. The company structure can be found on the company’s website. .
The Company currently operates in the United Kingdom only.
- The following is the process by which the Company assesses whether particular activities are high risk in relation to modern slavery or human trafficking: The compliance team will discuss any concerns or recommendations/improvements to ensure all activities especially high risk activities carried out by the company are ethical and current.
Responsibility for the Company’s anti-slavery initiatives is as follows:
- Policies: The HR Manager is responsible for creating and reviewing policies. The process by which policies are developed is by looking at best practice and adapting to the needs of the company.
- Risk assessments: The HR Manager working with the Operations Manager is responsible for risk assessments in respect of human rights.
- Due diligence: The managing director is responsible for due diligence in relation to known or suspected instances of modern slavery and human trafficking.
To ensure a good understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains, the Company requires all operational staff to read this statement and acquaint themselves with the law pertaining to Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.
The Company is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our business or our supply chains. This Statement affirms its intention to act ethically in our business relationships.
The following policies set down our approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our operations:
- Whistleblowing policy available via the Employee Handbook – the Company encourages all its employees, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to its direct activities or its supply chains.
- Conduct Guidelines available via the Employee Handbook – set down the actions and behaviour expected of employees when representing the Company.
- Suppliers Code of Conduct – The organisation is committed to ensuring that its suppliers adhere to the highest standards of ethics. Suppliers are required to demonstrate that they provide safe working conditions where necessary, treat workers with dignity and respect, and act ethically and within the law in their use of labour. The organisation works with suppliers to ensure that they meet the standards of the code and improve their worker’s working conditions. However, serious violations of the organisation’s supplier code of conduct will 3 lead to the termination of the business relationship.
Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking
The Company undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. The Company’s due diligence process includes building long-standing relationships with suppliers and making clear our expectations of business partners. Where our expectations are not met or highlight risks to our business linked to slavery and human trafficking the relationship would be terminated.
The Company uses key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we are in ensuring slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains including requiring all relevant staff to be knowledgeable about the risks associated with modern slavery and the use of labour monitoring and payroll systems.
- This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement will be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary. The Managing Director endorses this policy statement and is fully committed to its implementation.