Modern Slavery Act 2015

Arden Personnel Policy


modern slavery act

Introduction to the Modern Slavery Act

The Modern Slavery Act is important to us at Arden Personnel Ltd.  As a result we take pride in our strong ethical standards and values, which align with the objectives of the Act. Considering this legislation, we have reviewed our compliance and risk management processes in order to assess existing measures.  This also enables us to identify any necessary actions to prevent slavery and human trafficking within our organisation 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. Therefore, 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 slavery and preventing it by all available means, therefore, adhering to the act.
  • 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, as a result of the above, unwavering in our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery.  As a result we conduct 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 therefore obligated to understand and contribute to the identification and prevention of modern slavery, which is an integral part of their employment contract.

Due Diligence

While we acknowledge that we cannot control every aspect of the supply chain, therefore, 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. As a result, Line Managers are responsible for ensuring compliance with this policy and providing adequate training.

Actions to Report Modern Slavery

Arden Personnel’s Whistleblowing Procedure allows employees to report concerns and therefore we encourage openness and support those raising genuine concerns. Malicious or vexatious claims will result in disciplinary action.

Training, Communication, and Awareness

Arden Personnel has communicated its zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery to all business partners and therefore, actively provides relevant training to its employees to uphold values.

Review and Monitoring

We will regularly review this Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy.

Approved and authorised by Lissa Fletcher, Managing Director, Arden Personnel