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SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING POLICY STATEMENT

SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING POLICY STATEMENT

Modern slavery is a crime and a gross violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.

We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and are fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our corporate activities. We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We all have a responsibly to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain.

This policy applies to all personnel working for Brilliant Hygiene Services Ltd or on its behalf, including subcontractors and sets out actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to business and to ensure that steps are in place and being maintained to prevent slavery and human trafficking.

This policy does not form part of any employee's contract of employment and we reserve the right to amend it at any time.

OUR BUSINESS

Brilliant Hygiene Services Ltd are a professional commercial, office and public service cleaning organisation situated within Burton-upon-Trent and currently has approx. 50 employees across the business with an annual turnover of approximately £500,000 (2018/19).

OUR SUPPLY CHAINS AND SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO OUR VALUES

The relationship with our suppliers have been established over a number of years and is built upon mutually beneficial factors, where we have close links and contact with the owners or directors, typically reflecting the fact that we partner with small and medium sized operations in the main.

To date we haven’t identified or been made aware of any human trafficking/slavery activities within the supply chain but if any were highlighted to us then we would act immediately in accordance with our legal and moral obligations.

OUR POLICIES ON SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. This Anti-Slavery Policy statement reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place or accepted anywhere in our supply chains.

COMPLIANCE WITH THE POLICY

All Brilliant Hygiene Services Ltd personnel are to ensure that:

You must ensure that you read, understand and comply with this policy.
The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for us or under our control. You are required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.
You must notify your manager as soon as possible if you believe or suspect that a conflict with this policy has occurred, or may occur in the future.
You are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any parts of our business or supply chains of any supplier tier at the earliest possible stage.
If you believe or suspect a breach of this policy has occurred or that it may occur, you must notify your manager or report it as soon as possible.
If you are unsure about whether a particular act, the treatment of workers more generally, or their working conditions within any tier of our supply chains constitutes any of the various forms of modern slavery, raise it with your manager.

 

We aim to encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken. We are committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern slavery of whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of our own business or in any of our supply chains. Detrimental treatment includes dismissal, disciplinary action, threats or other unfavourable treatment connected with raising a concern. If you believe that you have suffered any such treatment, you should inform the manager immediately. If the matter is not remedied, and you are an employee, you should raise it formally using our Grievance Procedure.

 

COMMUNICATION AND AWARENESS OF THIS POLICY

Training on this policy, and on the risk our business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains, forms part of the induction process for all individuals who work for us, and regular training will be provided as necessary.

Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery must be communicated to all suppliers, contractors and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate thereafter.

BREACHES OF THIS POLICY

Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct.

We may terminate our relationship with other individuals and organisations working on our behalf if they breach this policy.

 Signed:

Ian J. Campbell

Managing Director

February 2019

Note: This policy statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the organisations slavery and human trafficking policy statement for the financial year ending 2018.