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We fully support the government’s objectives to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking. We are strongly committed to making sure our supply chains and business activities are free from ethical and labour standards abuses.  

Current policies and initiatives 


Our People policies are equality-impact assessed. They provide processes and procedures to make sure that our colleagues are always treated fairly. We: 

  • confirm the identities of all new colleagues and their right to legally work in the UK 
  • comply with the latest legislation on pay and employment terms and conditions, meaning we pay all colleagues at least the National Living Wage 
  • have employment policies and procedures that make sure we comply with the latest employment legislation, and provide guidance and advice to colleagues and managers
  • are committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our colleagues, in line with our corporate social responsibilities 
  • have a set of values and behaviours that all staff are expected to comply with – all candidates are expected to demonstrate these attributes as part of the recruitment selection process  
  • have our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy which provides a platform for colleagues to raise concerns about poor working practices  
  • regularly review and track progress on promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion, both as an employer and service provider 
  • monitor trends in our Workforce data to inform the development of people processes and the services we provide
  • are open and transparent with our workforce and pay equality data  
  • require all colleagues to do mandatory diversity and inclusion training and our management team have done Modern Slavery training  

Whistleblowing Policy 

Our  Whistleblowing policy applies to anyone who works, or has worked, for us. This includes agency and temporary workers, students, and volunteers.

The policy provides a platform to raise concerns for further investigation and offers support to anyone raising concerns. The policy promotes an open, honest, and supportive culture.

Procurement and our supply chain

Measures to ensure that we identify, prevent and mitigate modern slavery in our procurement and supply chains are included in our Finance Policies.

Diversity and inclusion  

Our Diversity and Inclusion policy recognises that we are all different and have varying needs. It demonstrates our commitment to taking equality, diversity, and inclusion into account in everything we do. 

Our strategic objectives for the coming year, reflect not only our legal commitments but our commitment to do “good business”.  

Code of Conduct for Suppliers

We expect our suppliers to adhere to the same ethical principles. Their obligations are set out in our contract for suppliers.

This says that all suppliers must prohibit the use of any forced, bonded, or compulsory labour. They must not engage in any practice which is inconsistent with the rights stated in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Any young workers must be protected from any work which is hazardous or may compromise their health, wellbeing, or education.   

We expect all suppliers to follow all relevant legislation relating to:

  • discrimination
  • recruitment
  • employment
  • working hours
  • health and safety
  • operating a safe and healthy workplace

Effectiveness and continuous improvement

We’re committed to reviewing the effectiveness of the initiatives and measures in place to identify and mitigate the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking.