Policy Date: Oct 2022
Modern Slavery is a violation of an individual’s fundamental human rights and is against the law. We fully support the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (‘the Act’) which aims to put an end to all types of modern slavery in the UK. In particular, section 54 of the Act strives to make sure slavery and human trafficking doesn’t take place in business and supply chains both here in the UK and overseas. The definition of Modern Slavery includes slavery, forced or coerced labour, human trafficking, child labour and inhumane or discriminatory treatment.
Valknut Automation Limited is one of the leading privately owned providers of technical recruitment and recruitment support services in the United Kingdom, providing these services in the United Kingdom and Internationally to corporate clients and businesses of all sizes.
Valknut Automation Limited operate from its office based at Unit 9&10, Challenge Enterprise Business Centre, Sharps Close, Portsmouth PO3 5RJ. For services provided in the UK we use our own staff together with a network of approved suppliers. Overseas services are provided by our own staff and a network of approved suppliers. Procurement due diligence is carried out on all on-boarded suppliers at the start of the relationship and throughout the term of our relationship with those suppliers. Our standard service level agreements include a Code of Conduct that reflects our commitment to protecting human rights – including the prevention of modern slavery.
Valknut Automation Limited’s Modern Slavery Policy is reviewed annually. Valknut Automation and any associated companies are committed to ensuring there is no modern slavery or any scope for modern slavery in our supply chain or in any part of our business operations. It applies to everyone in our organisation and is available on our corporate website and intranet.
We will continue to encourage and strive towards a culture where staff and managers are aware of their responsibilities in identifying any potential modern slavery practice and bringing it to the attention of the board of directors.
All of our employees, sub-contractors, agents and partners are required to carry out all services ethically whilst promoting good working practices at all levels in accordance with the Act, without reservation.
Valknut Automation Limited has systems in place to ensure we:
• Identify and mitigate the potential risk areas within our supply chain.
• Educate and inform our supply chain of our expectations regarding eliminating the risk of modern slavery within our supply chain.
• Regularly monitor all our supply chain partners, agents and sub-contractors.
• Monitor potential risks and constantly look at new ways to improve.
• Protect whistle-blowers.
Agreed By: Wayne Dove
Group Chief Executive Officer