This statement constitutes Engage Partners Groups’ modern slavery and human trafficking transparency statement as of May 2018.
This statement explains the steps that have been taken by Engage Partners Group to prevent modern slavery from occurring within the company. Engage Partners group incorporating Engage Education, Engage Construction, Teaching Jobs London and iday (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting the terms of this statement. The statement also sets out how we plan to develop enhanced policies and procedures to improve our processes going forward, to ensure that we are taking a proactive approach to the prevention of modern slavery.
our ethos towards modern slavery
We recognise that in many cases, individuals that are subjected to debt bondage, trafficking and other forms of modern slavery are amongst the most vulnerable in society.
The services provided by Engage Partners Group help thousands of individuals find fulfillment in their careers but we accept that we can be perceived as an easy route through which those who would seek to exploit others can achieve their aims.
We have a zero-tolerance approach to Modern Slavery and this statement sets out the steps we have taken and will continue to take to eliminate one of the greatest human rights issues of our time
OUR MODERN SLAVERY policies
Our clients, suppliers, and agencies are all expected to adhere to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and should have in place a policy recognising, respecting and protecting the human rights of their employees, those of their suppliers and business partners and the communities affected by the suppliers’ operations.
Employees should be free to choose to work for their employer and to leave the company upon reasonable notice.
All employees must be provided with a clear contract of employment, which complies with local legislation.
All employees must be treated in a fair and equal manner and with dignity and respect.
Any form of discrimination, victimisation or harassment on the grounds of marital or civil partnership status, sex (including gender reassignment), race (including colour, ethnic and national origin, nationality), disability, sexual orientation, having or not having dependents, religious belief or political opinion, age, trade union activity and offending background should be prohibited.
All applicable laws and industry standards on employee wages, benefits, working hours and minimum age should be adhered to in all countries of operation, without any unauthorised deductions. Suppliers should observe the provisions of the International Labour Organization such that any young persons under the age of 18 should not be employed to work at night or for any hazardous work and their employment should not harm the young person’s education, health or physical, mental, moral or social development. No young persons may be employed below the age of 16.
All slavery and human trafficking laws must be complied with including, but not limited to, the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015. Suppliers must ensure their business operations are free from slavery and human trafficking practices whether in the UK or elsewhere, both internally and within their supply chains and other external business relationships. We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.
As stated in our terms of employment, all staff (where relevant) are required to complete mandatory training:
- Child Safeguarding training
- Anti-Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Policy
- Whistleblowing Policy
- Grievance Policy
- Recruitment & Selection Policy
- Pay Policy
- Procurement and Contracting Policy
- Equal Opportunities & Dignity at Work Policy
Our Supply Chains
Our supply chains include, but are not limited to, sourcing candidates for clients. We expect our clients and potential clients to aim for high ethical standards and to operate in an ethical, legally-compliant and professional manner. We also expect our clients to promote similar standards in their own supply chain.
- Over the next 12 months we will build on the work already done to further develop our anti-modern slavery policies and procedures. Planned activities include:
- Continuously updating our procurement and key policies across the company.
- Ensuring that modern slavery is addressed throughout the procurement process by implementing new due diligence and risk checks that evaluate potential suppliers in relation to modern slavery and identify improvements before they enter the supply chain.
- Providing specific Modern Slavery Act training to key individuals and teams across the organisation who are responsible for managing contractual relationships.
- Awareness raising across the organisation via internal communication channels such as our new Internal HR platform ‘People HR’ and publishing a full copy of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (along with a simplified overview) on this platform to ensure it is accessible to all employees.
If you have any further questions in regards to our modern slavery statement, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.