This statement is pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the actions Agile Recruitment Ltd will undertake to understand potential modern slavery risks relating to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains. These risks include (but may not be limited to): forced labour; debt bondage; human trafficking; descent-based slavery; child slavery; and forced or early marriage.
Whilst we are not currently legally obliged to adhere to this legislation, as part of the recruitment sector, the organisation recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
Agile Recruit is a recruitment business providing staffing services to companies in the data sector. We deliver both permanent and contract based recruitment services to our clients.
Our supply chain is minimal and solely relates to the operation of the business and services to our clients and contractors.
The organisation currently operates in the UK – all current operations for Agile Recruit are in the UK, as such we do not believe we operate in a “high risk” location for Modern Slavery.
Whilst we operate in the recruitment sector, which can be considered “high risk”, our focus on Data, and IT are particularly skilled roles, means that our market is considered by our management team to be “low risk”.
We are active members of APSCo (The Association of Professional Staffing Companies) and ensure we are up to date with the latest guidance as well as utilising compliance guidance from the Home Office
Responsibility for the organisation’s anti-slavery initiatives is the Managing Director and through him to the other managers in the business.
The organisation undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers and regularly reviews its existing suppliers.
The organisation operates a range of policies to ensure it complies with the Modern Slavery Act
The organisation verifies staff have not been convicted of any offence related to slavery or human trafficking. Our organisations code of conduct makes it clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the organisation. The organisation strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour.
IDENTIFYING ISSUES / WHISTLEBLOWING POLICY
The organisation encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of, the organisation. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking. The organisation’s whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation. Employees, customers or others who have concerns can take their concerns to the Managing Director or other Directors / Non-Exec’s.
TRAINING & AWARENESS
Our employees are made aware of
- What modern Slavery is & the basic principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
- How employers can identify and prevent slavery and human trafficking.
- What employees can do to flag up potential slavery or human trafficking issues to the relevant parties within the organisation.
- Reporting concerns. What help is available within the business and how to access it.
SUPPLIER CODE OF CONDUCT
The organisation is committed to ensuring that its suppliers adhere to the highest standards of ethics.
This statement has been approved by the organisation’s Board of Directors who will review it annually.