Slavery and human trafficking remains a hidden blight on our global society. We all have a responsibly to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business. Staff are expected to report concerns and management are expected to act upon them.
We are a supply chain recruitment solutions business working in the UK, Europe and beyond. We are a values-driven organisation and operate by these values in our day-to-day work, irrespective of who we are dealing with. The values are: openness, excellence, creativity and individuality.
OUR POLICIES ON SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business. Our anti-slavery Policy 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. Our values mean that we put this into practise every day and treat people with respect.
DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES FOR SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We are committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners. We expect our suppliers to hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
All team members have an obligation to familiarise themselves with our procedures to help in the identification and prevention of modern slavery and to conduct business in a manner such that the opportunity for and incidence of modern slavery is prevented.
Whilst recognising our statutory obligation to set out the steps we have taken to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chains, we acknowledge that we do not control the conduct of individuals and organisations in our supply chains. To underpin our compliance with practical steps, we intend to implement the following measure:
(i) conduct risk assessments to determine which parts of our business and which of our suppliers are most at risk of modern slavery so that efforts can be focused on those areas;
(ii) engage with our suppliers both to convey to them our Anti-Slavery Policy and to gain an understanding of the measures taken by them to ensure modern slavery is not occurring in their businesses;
(iii) if we have reason to believe that any of our clients are not adhering to the policy and that there may be modern slavery or trafficking taking place, we reserve the right to end any contract with that organisation with immediate effect and report the organisation to the relevant authority.
Pod Talent Ltd is a private limited company registered in England and Wales with registered number 07952758 and its registered office is: Office 16, Sigma Business Centre, 7 Havelock Place, Harrow, England, HA1 1LJ. Registered director Mr J E D Dweck and Ms L S Morgan
The Company encourages all staff, members of the public or people not employed by us to contact Pod Talent in confidence, to raise any concern, issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any part of our business or related supply chain. This will be reported to the relevant authority immediately for further investigation.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business, we must provide training to relevant members of staff. All Directors have been briefed on the subject.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.