Supplier adherence to our values
We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values. As a servicing business we have a varied supply chain; the core elements of this are associate/contract workers, offices and related supplies and information technology within which the risk of non-compliance with our anti-slavery policy is low.
We identify that the risk of slavery is greatest in our suppliers of general consumables that the business relies upon. Where possible we build longstanding relationships with UK-based suppliers, or the UK branch of well-established international firms.
Supplier relationships are sourced and managed by managers within the business. The CEO has overall responsibility for compliance to our policy and any indication of non-compliance will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and we will then tailor remedial action appropriately. We will cease trade with those who do not fully comply with this policy.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, all Directors have been briefed on the subject.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and is reviewed by the Board of Directors annually.