Modern Slavery Act 2015

Modern Slavery Act 2015

SecuriGroup recognises the importance of equality within mankind and is committed to providing a working environment that is free from slavery. All employees and those who act on SecuriGroup’s behalf are required to adhere to the Company's policies when undertaking their duties or when representing the Company in any other guise.

The Company abides by the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in all its dealings with employees, workers, job applicants, clients, customers, suppliers, contractors, recruitment agencies and the public. Senior officers, and other members of the Company, undertake due diligence and take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure that SecuriGroup does not engage in business arrangements with other companies or individuals who do not conform to these principles.

The Company has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery or any form of unlawful human treatment.

Slavery and Trafficking Prevention

Slavery and Trafficking of any kind in the working environment is not tolerated and the Company will take all necessary action to prevent its occurrence.

The Company aims to ensure that no employee or job applicant is subject to slavery or trafficking, either directly or indirectly, on the grounds of gender, race (including colour, nationality and ethnic origin), disability, sexual orientation, marital status, part-time status, age, religion or belief. To underpin compliance with practical steps, the Company implements the following measures:

  • Risk assessments determining areas of the business that are most in threat towards the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
  • Dispersing information to clients regarding the Modern Slavery Act.
  • Where appropriate, as informed by a risk assessment, the Company pre-screens any potential supplier and self-reports for suppliers on safeguarding controls.
  • Contractual preventions to our clients to confirm their adherence to this policy.
  • Fair recruitment and selection
  • Appropriate staff training on equality, ethics, and diversity

Safeguards

For anyone who raises genuine concern relating to the Modern Slavery Act 2015, SecuriGroup offers an open-door policy to help secure the integrity of the Company. SecuriGroup is committed to ensuring that nobody suffers harmful treatment in the workplace.

Detrimental treatment includes dismissal, disciplinary action, threats or other unfavourable treatment connected with raising a concern. The Company will accept and take seriously all concerns communicated. Any claims or allegations made which are found to be malicious or vexatious will result in disciplinary action being taken against the individual.

SecuriGroup seeks to source and purchase goods which are produced and delivered by suppliers with responsible labour and Health and Safety practices, and under conditions which do not involve the abuse or exploitation of any workers.

Whistleblowing Procedures

The Company’s Whistleblowing Procedure is intended to provide guidance on how concerns can be communicated to upper management. Concerns about suspected modern slavery associated with the Company or its suppliers may be reported by employees in this manner. The Whistleblowing Procedure applies to all employees and further advice can be supplied via the Company's HR department.

Complaints of Slavery

If any employee believes that they have been subjected to servitude, the employee is encouraged to raise the matter as soon as possible with their manager or other senior employee using the Company's Grievance Procedure (outlined in the Employee Handbook).

Allegations regarding potential breaches of this policy will be treated in confidence and investigated thoroughly. If an allegation of discrimination is made, the Company is committed to ensuring that the employee is protected from victimisation, harassment or less favourable treatment. Any such incidents will be dealt with under the Company's Disciplinary Procedures.

This statement is approved and supported by all SecuriGroup Executive Management.

Russel Kerr BSc(Hons) MSyI
Managing Director
15/04/2017