Feligrace is committed to operating and promoting ethical and lawful business practices within the workplace, developing its’ social and environmental responsibilities and are fully committed to playing our part in eradicating modern slavery. We advocate for transparency and collaboration to eliminate the risks of modern slavery and ensure that we take appropriate action where necessary. The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the ‘Act’) requires businesses to state the actions they have taken during the financial year to ensure modern slavery is not taking place in their operations and supply chains.
This statement sets out the steps taken by Feligrace to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in our operations.
Responsibility and Policies
Our approach to addressing modern slavery is supported by a number of organisational policies and we take any breach of our policies or allegations extremely seriously. There have been no reported incidents in relation to modern slavery and/or human trafficking.
Modern Slavery Policy – sets out our commitment to preventing modern slavery or human trafficking in the delivery of our service and full support in the promotion of ethical and lawful business practices within the workplace.
Whistleblowing policy– encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of, the organisation. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking.
Employee code of conduct – makes clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the organisation. The organisation strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour.
Our engagement Process, Due Diligence, Contracts and Supply Chain Management Framework set out our commitment to ensuring that our supply chain adheres to the highest standards of ethics. Suppliers are required to demonstrate that they provide safe working conditions where necessary, treat their workers with dignity and respect, and act ethically and within the law at all times. The organisation works collaboratively with supply chain partners to ensure that they meet these and improve where required. However, serious violations of our code of conduct will lead to the termination of the business relationship.
HR Vetting and Compliance Policy – specifies that we use only reputable employment agencies and always verify the practices of any new agency before accepting workers from that agency. All employees, contractors and agency workers have their right to work in the UK verified. As an organisation we ensure that we adhere to legislation in relation to minimum age requirements, wages and the Working Time Directive.
Safeguarding Policy– outlines our commitment to providing a safe environment for our workforce and customers and the routes to escalate issues. We also have nominated safeguarding leads across the whole organisation to provide support.
Feligrace requires all employees working within the organisation to complete training on our organisational policies.
Feligrace will continue to raise awareness and understanding of the risk of modern day slavery within our business as well as enhance our procedure to help us identify, prevent and mitigate any risks of modern day slavery or human trafficking in relation to new and existing suppliers.
This statement has been formally approved by the Senior Management Team.