Modern Slavery Policy
This statement applies to Assura Protect Ltd. and all related group companies.
All of the business is conducted within the UK, although some customers may reside abroad.
As an organisation Assura Protect Ltd. aims to pay salaries that meet or exceed the real living wage as set by the Living Wage Foundation. Risks Identified Assura Protect Ltd.’s supply chains are relatively simple and the nature of the goods and services procured provides only limited opportunities for modern slavery and/or human trafficking practices. Assura Protect Ltd. does not act as a producer, manufacturer or retailer of physical goods and has no supply chain in relation to such activities. Our supply chains include:
- Office services including consumables such as paper and stationery, equipment and furniture • Marketing and promotional literature and/or merchandise
- IT and electronics equipment and/or services and IT infrastructure
- Professional advisers Policies Given the nature of what Assura Protect Ltd. does as an organisation, it is considered that there is a low risk of modern slavery and/or human trafficking having a connection with its business activities.
However, Assura Protect Ltd. has taken, amongst others, the steps detailed below to ensure compliance with the Act.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
1. Recruitment policy. Assura Protect Ltd. operates a robust recruitment policy and proper hiring procedures, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks, for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will. Assura Protect Ltd. is committed to ensuring that all directly employed and directly contracted employees receive fair remuneration for the job they perform.
2. Whistleblowing policy. Assura Protect Ltd. operates a whistleblowing policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about fair treatment of colleagues or practices within its business or the businesses of its suppliers, without fear of reprisals or repercussions.
3. Procurement and outsourcing policies. Assura Protect Ltd. implements a procurement standard which operates in conjunction with its contract review and outsourcing policies and which includes full due diligence checks on all material suppliers. A Third Party Outsourcing Risk Policy is also in place. Suppliers Assura Protect Ltd. reviews its procurement processes and ongoing commercial management of material suppliers on a continual basis and has adapted its risk based assessment process to include a requirement to consider risks that could arise from modern slavery or human trafficking. The procurement process requires due diligence to be conducted on all new material suppliers before allowing them to become a supplier, this includes obtaining details of compliance with the Modern Slavery Act. Depending on the nature of their businesses, site visits to material suppliers are also carried out as part of initial and ongoing due diligence assessments. Effectiveness Assura Protect Ltd. will continue to monitor the effectiveness of the steps that it is taking to ensure that modern slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within its business or supply chains and will continue to adopt a proportionate and risk based approach to reviewing these processes.