[Company Name] Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
At [Company Name], we are committed to conducting our business ethically and with integrity. We recognise the importance of combatting modern slavery and human trafficking, and fully support the efforts to eradicate these global issues. This statement outlines our commitment to upholding the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the steps we have taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking do not occur within our organisation or supply chains.
Our Business and Structure
[Company Name] is a UK-based organisation focused on providing student placement services for UK students seeking higher education opportunities at European universities. Our core activities involve collaborating with universities and other educational institutions, providing support and guidance to students, and liaising with relevant stakeholders to ensure seamless and transparent transitions for students.
Our Policies and Commitments
We have implemented policies and procedures designed to prevent slavery and human trafficking within our business operations and supply chains. These include:
Code of Conduct: Our code of conduct sets out the ethical standards and behaviours expected from our employees, partners, and suppliers. It emphasises our commitment to treating all individuals with dignity and respect, and our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking.
Supplier Code of Conduct: We require our suppliers and partners to adhere to our Supplier Code of Conduct, which outlines their responsibilities in ensuring compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This includes conducting due diligence on their supply chains, implementing appropriate safeguards, and promptly reporting any instances of non-compliance.
Whistleblowing Policy: We encourage our employees and stakeholders to report any suspicions or concerns about modern slavery and human trafficking through our confidential whistleblowing channels. We ensure that all reports are thoroughly investigated and, if necessary, appropriate action is taken.
Due Diligence and Risk Assessment
In order to effectively combat modern slavery and human trafficking within our operations and supply chains, we undertake the following due diligence and risk assessment measures:
Supplier Risk Assessment: We conduct risk assessments of our suppliers and partners to identify potential risks related to modern slavery and human trafficking. This helps us to determine the appropriate level of due diligence required and allows us to take preventive measures.
Ongoing Monitoring: We regularly monitor our suppliers and partners to ensure compliance with our policies and the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This includes conducting audits, reviewing performance, and addressing any concerns that may arise.
Training and Awareness: We provide regular training and guidance to our employees to help them understand the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking, and to equip them with the tools necessary to identify and report any potential concerns.
At [Company Name], we recognise that combatting modern slavery and human trafficking is an ongoing process. We are committed to continually reviewing and improving our policies and procedures in line with evolving best practices and legal requirements. We will also continue to engage with our stakeholders and collaborate with industry partners to promote awareness and encourage collective action in the fight against modern slavery and human trafficking.
This statement has been approved by the Board of Directors of [Company Name] and will be reviewed and updated annually.