We are committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.

As an equal opportunities employer, we're committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our staff. We want all our staff to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves.

We recognise that we have a responsibility to take a robust approach to ethical employment and we are committed to preventing unethical employment in our corporate activities, and to ensuring that our supply chains are free from unethical employment.

Our recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and to safeguard employees from any abuse or coercion.

We do not enter into business with any organisation, in the UK or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.

We will continue to embed the principles through:

  • Ensuring that consideration of the modern slavery risks and prevention are added to our policy review process as an employer and procurer of goods and services
  • Making sure our procurement strategies and contract terms and conditions include references to modern slavery and human trafficking
  • Continuing to take action to embed a zero tolerance policy towards modern slavery
  • Ensuring that staff involved in buying or procurement and the recruitment and deployment of workers receive training on modern slavery and ethical employment practices.