Modern Slavery Statement
Modern Slavery Act 2015 Statement
This statement is published in line with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015
T-SQUARED is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.
As an equal opportunity employer, we're committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for all our staff. We want all our staff to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves.
Our recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and to safeguard employees from any abuse or coercion.
We do not enter into business with any organisation, in the UK or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
Our supply chain
Due to the nature of our business, we assess ourselves to have a low risk of modern slavery in our business and supply chains.
Our supply chains are limited and we procure goods and services predominantly from a range of tried & trusted UK suppliers. A small proportion of our procurement is with overseas suppliers.
We do not operate in or procure any goods or services from anywhere considered to be “high risk”.
Our supplier approval process is designed to ensure that new suppliers have, inter alia, appropriate controls in place to detect & prevent modern slavery within their own organisation & supply chain, where applicable.
Our policies in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015
The following policies are available to all staff through the our employee handbook, which all impact on our commitment to the principle of the Modern Slavery Act 2015:
- General code of conduct
- Anti-bribery & corruption policy
- Equal opportunities policy
- Anti-harassment & bullying policy
- Recruitment and selection policy
- Whistleblowing policy
- Diversity and inclusion policy
Embedding the principles
We will continue to embed the principles through;
- providing awareness training to staff on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and informing them of the appropriate action to take if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking,
- ensuring staff involved in procurement activity are aware of and follow modern slavery procurement guidance on GOV.UK,
- ensuring that consideration of the modern slavery risks and prevention are included within our policy reviews as both an employer & procurer of goods & services,
- ensuring that our contract terms and conditions & supplier approval process include references to modern slavery and human trafficking,
- continuing to take action to embed a zero tolerance policy towards modern slavery, and
- ensuring that staff involved in buying or procurement and the recruitment and deployment of workers receive training on modern slavery and ethical employment practices.
This statement has been approved by Group Finance Director (Mark McFarlane) for the financial year ending 31 March 2024.
This statement will be reviewed and updated, as required, on an annual basis.