Modern Slavery Statement
Slavery and Human Trafficking Transparency Statement for the Financial Year End 31 March 2019
Allcoopers Ltd (and subsidiary companies) are committed to taking appropriate and proportionate steps to ensuring acts of modern day slavery and human trafficking do not exist within its business and supply chains.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (‘the Act’) and constitutes Allcoopers Ltd slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2019.
This statement has been approved by the Board of Directors and signed by Dave Phillips, the Operations Director of Allcoopers Ltd. Information contained in this statement is correct to the date of publish.
Allcoopers Ltd is committed to ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. The company’s internal policies reflect our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
All internal policies are reviewed regularly to ensure they are appropriate, well communicated and promote continued compliance with the Act and other applicable legislation.
Allcoopers Ltd has in place the following policies which are relevant to the prevention of slavery and human trafficking in its operations:
• Corporate Social Responsibility Policy: This policy is designed to ensure that Allcoopers Ltd conducts all business responsibly and with the highest ethical and professional standards.
• Whistleblowing Policy: Allcoopers Ltd encourage all employees to report any concerns related to the activities of the business, including any worries in relation to slavery and human trafficking. The company’s whistleblowing policy and procedure is designed to ensure that any matter raised under this procedure will be investigated thoroughly, promptly and confidentially.
• Equality & Diversity Policy: Allcoopers Ltd is committed to achieving a working environment which provides equality of opportunity and freedom from unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of race, sex, pregnancy, maternity, martial or civil partnership status, gender reassignment, disability, religion or beliefs, age or sexual orientation.
Our commitment - what we do
Allcoopers Ltd considers its supply chain to be at a ‘low risk’ in relation to modern slavery and human trafficking. Given the nature of the business and the sectors within which we work, there is no significant utilisation of overseas or unskilled labour, being key areas identified as posing a higher risk; imports are of a minimal amount, unskilled labour is of a small quantity and operations are UK based meaning suppliers are already under an obligation to comply with UK law on forced labour.
Effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking
Any suspected incidence of slavery or human trafficking would be immediately reported to the Board of Directors in the first instance. It would then be dealt with appropriately, which may include, but is not limited to, terminating commercial relationships, disciplinary action and notifying the relevant authorities.
What we have done in 2018/2019
Continued to raise awareness amongst employees of modern slavery and human trafficking issues, and how to identify and report any issues.
What we will do in 201/2020
As part of our on-going commitment to ensuring modern slavery is not present within the company, we will look to take the following action in 2019/2020:
Continue to raise awareness amongst all employees of modern slavery issues through training.
Overall, Allcoopers Ltd will continue to focus on understanding further our supply chains, identifying risk areas, and increasing awareness amongst employees on the issues of modern slavery and the reporting procedures available to them. We will continue to update policies and procedures as required to ensure appropriate safeguards against any mistreatment of persons are in place.