Modern slavery statement for financial year 2016
This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that The Anderson Group has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. The Anderson Group has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
Anderson Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of support services to the recruitment sector and wider business community. With many years of working with and advising contractors and recruiters, few companies are better placed than Anderson to manage both diverse contractor arrangements as well as comprehensive back office support services to agencies.
Appreciating that not all workers and agencies operate within a typical 9-5 day, our offices in the UK, Philippines and India are on hand to provide support as and when needed.
We understand both the operational side of recruitment businesses and the ever changing regulatory landscape, so can scope services to meet the growth aspirations of companies yet still remain fully compliant with HMRC regulations.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
- Recruitment policy. We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
- Whistleblowing policy. We operate a whistleblowing policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.
- Code of business conduct. This code explains the manner in which we behave as an organisation and how we expect our employees and suppliers to act.
The Anderson Group operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offenses relating to modern slavery.
We regularly conduct training for our commercial teams so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.
Our performance indicators
We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:
- No reports are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.
Approval for this statement
This statement was approved by the Board of Directors on 2016
Name Barry Roback (Director)