MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT
At Arden Personnel Ltd, we take pride in our strong ethical standards and values, which align with the objectives of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Considering this legislation, we have reviewed our compliance and risk management processes to assess existing measures and identify any necessary actions to prevent slavery and human trafficking within our organization and supply chains.
This statement applies to all our business interactions and the conduct of those we engage with directly or appoint to act on our behalf. We expect all companies engaging with us to align with our anti-slavery principles and consistently adhere to our anti-slavery policy.
Our Anti-Slavery Values
- We uphold core business values in our relationships with clients, customers, suppliers (including subcontractors and agency workers), and employees.
- We are resolutely committed to combating all forms of modern slavery and preventing it by all available means.
- We demand a unified commitment from all our associates and business partners.
- We maintain a Zero Tolerance approach to modern slavery.
- Our operations are founded on ethical practices and integrity in all business dealings.
- We implement systems and controls to prevent enslavement within our business and supply chain.
Policy on Slavery and Human Trafficking
Modern slavery, as defined in the Modern Slavery Act 2015, encompasses criminal offenses such as servitude, forced labour, and human trafficking. Our policy aims to eliminate the risk of modern slavery within our business and supply chain.
We are unwavering in our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, conducting our business ethically and with integrity. We enforce effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery does not occur within our operations or those of our suppliers.
Transparency is a core principle, and we expect the same high standards from our contractors, suppliers, and business partners. We are actively updating our contracting processes to prohibit the use of forced, compulsory, or trafficked labour and expect our suppliers to do the same.
Our employees are obligated to understand and contribute to the identification and prevention of modern slavery, which is an integral part of their employment contract.
While we acknowledge that we cannot control every aspect of the supply chain, we will implement the following measures:
- Conduct risk assessments to identify high-risk areas within our business and supply chain.
- Engage with suppliers to convey our Anti-Slavery Policy and understand their measures to prevent modern slavery.
- Introduce supplier pre-screening and self-reporting, where appropriate, based on risk assessments.
- Include contractual provisions for suppliers to adhere to this policy and permit auditing.
- Include our Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement in the directors’ report.
The ultimate responsibility for preventing modern slavery rests with the Company’s leadership, led by the board of directors. Line Managers are responsible for ensuring compliance with this policy and providing adequate training.
Actions to Report Modern Slavery or Human Trafficking
Our Whistleblowing Procedure allows employees to report concerns about suspected modern slavery. We encourage openness and support those raising genuine concerns. Malicious or vexatious claims will result in disciplinary action.
Training, Communication, and Awareness
Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery is communicated to all business partners, and we provide relevant training to our employees to uphold our values.
Review and Monitoring
This Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy will be regularly reviewed regularly.
Approved and authorised by Lissa Fletcher, Managing Director, Arden Personnel