VOLUNTARY SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT
We are committed to improving our practices to combat modern slavery in our business by taking steps, as far as we are able, to ensure that our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking. This statement sets out the steps we intend to take in 2022 to understand the potential modern slavery risks within our business structure and supply chain, as well as the steps we intend to take to eradicate these risks.
We are a small medium enterprise which franchise fitness offerings in the health and leisure industry.
Our annual turnover is under £36 million. Although we are not required to make a modern slavery statement under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we are making this voluntary statement to show our commitment to ethical trading principles and to set out the steps we are taking to identify risks and tackle modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and in our supply chains.
Our supply chains mainly consist of the following: equipment and ancillary suppliers, flooring providers and build contractors.
OUR COMMITMENT TO ETHICAL TRADING
We are committed to ethical trading principles and to acquiring goods and services without harm to others.
DUE DILIGENCE AND RISK ASSESSMENT
To help identify and monitor the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain we intend by the end of our financial year ending 30 September 2022 to have a greater understanding of our supply chain by:
Carrying out a full audit of our supply chain, including issuing out a questionnaire to all of our suppliers to confirm whether they and their subcontractors are committed to ethical trading practices.
In the event that our suppliers decline to respond to our questionnaire or can not confirm their commitment to ethical trading practices we shall take action to replace those suppliers within our supply chain.
In upcoming tender processes, we shall directly and purposefully vet suppliers and sub-contractors to ensure that they are committed to ethical labour practices.
We shall include anti-slavery and human tracking provisions in all our contracts with suppliers and termination provisions for those that breach such provisions.
We only employ agency workers through reputable employment agencies that adhere to our anti-slavery and human trafficking policy (or equivalent policies).
EFFECTIVENESS IN COMBATING SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been at ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
The percentage of suppliers and sub-contractors vetted for ethical labour practices.
The number of inspections of direct suppliers and sub-contractors in our supply chains in the past year.
The number of reported breaches in the past year.
Percentage of staff receiving training on identifying and addressing the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we shall provide training to our staff.
For our financial year commencing on 1st October 2022, we shall review the results of the abovementioned audits and questionnaires, together with achievement against the KPIs mentioned above and take such action as is necessary to continue to eradicate all forms of slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain.
This voluntary slavery and human trafficking statement is made for the financial year ending 30 September 2022. It was approved by the Board of Directors on 27 July 2022.