Modern slavery is an indefensible violation of an individual’s basic human rights. Equal Experts recognises that as a commercial organisation it has a moral and social responsibility to take a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery in all forms.
We are committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our corporate activities and to ensuring, as far as we are able, that our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
We undertake due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers and are in the process of reviewing our existing suppliers. This due diligence includes:
- Understanding our supply chain so as to identify and assess particular service, product or geographical risks of modern slavery and human trafficking.
- Evaluating modern slavery and human trafficking risks through the completion of our Ethical Procurement Code and Code of Business Conduct.
- Terminating our relationship with suppliers that fail to improve their performance in line with an action plan or violate our supplier code of business conduct.
We operate the following policies that assist our approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our operations:
We encourage all our employees, to report any concerns relating to unlawful conduct, malpractice, dangers to the public or the environment, and any other matter of a serious nature. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) is specifically mentioned within this policy which is published in the Company handbook.
Ethical Procurement Code and Code of Business Conduct
Our policy sets out the core values which we expect to be observed throughout the Company and specifically mentions the Act.
Awareness training is provided for all main board members and entity directors and any other staff in relevant and appropriate roles.
This statement is reviewed annually. It has been approved by the Board of Equal Experts, who last reviewed it on 1st October 2018.
This statement is made pursuant of section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.