MODERN SLAVERY ACT COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
This statement sets out Apex Talent Solutions Limited’s (the Company) actions it takes to understand all potential modern slavery risks relating to its business and to put in place steps
that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chain, however small. This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year (1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023).
The Company recognises that is has a legal responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking. Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. The Company 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.
2. OUR BUSINESS
The Company is one of the leading providers of freelance and permanent managerial and technical staff to specialist markets. These markets include Finance, Construction, Pharmaceuticals and Governments. The organisation currently operates in the United Kingdom.
We understand the importance of promoting and protecting our principles and rights at work. Our standards are designed to protect these rights throughout recruitment, selection and employment of our employees and all candidates that we place on assignments with our clients.
The Company reviews its policies and procedures on a regular basis to ensure not only ongoing compliance to our standards but that our supply chain shares the same principles and commitment to the Modern Slavery Act.
The Company 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. Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.
In addition to the above, as part of our contract with suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that:
- They have taken steps to eradicate modern slavery within their business.
- They hold their own suppliers to account over modern slavery.
- (For UK based suppliers) They pay their employees at least the national minimum wage / national living wage (as appropriate).
- (For international suppliers) They pay their employees any prevailing minimum wage applicable within their country of operations.
- We may terminate the contract at any time should any instances of modern slavery come to light.
The Company requires all of its staff to complete training on modern slavery. The Company’s modern slavery training objective is to raise awareness on how to spot signs of slavery and human trafficking and what steps to take if slavery or human trafficking is suspected.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st March 2023 and has been approved by the Company’s Managing Director.
4. OTHER RELEVANT POLICIES
The Company operates the following policies that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations:
All PSR employees and agency workers/candidates go through the͚ Right to Work process to ensure all appropriate checks are carried out, they have the right to work in the UK and that employees are who they say they are. This paperwork is certified by HR and the Finance team with audits being conducted quarterly to unsure all remain compliant.
The Company also includes checks for safeguarding against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
The organisation encourages all its employees, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities or the supply chains of the Company.
The Company’s whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for employees to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation.
Employee Code of Conduct Policy
The Company’s conduct code makes clear to employees the actions and behaviours expected of them when representing the Company. We strive to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour.
Chris Burd, Director
Date: March 2023