Clarion is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking. As an equal-opportunities employer, Clarion is committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for its staff. Clarion 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 once in our employment.
Our supply chain is limited and we procure goods and services from a restricted range of UK and overseas suppliers predominantly via industry frameworks.
As a continual process, Clarion have undertaken the following activities.
- Make staff aware of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and inform them of the appropriate action to take if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking.
- Ensure that consideration of the modern slavery risks and prevention are added to Clarion’s policy review process as an employer and procurer of goods and service.
- Ensure Clarion procurement strategies and contract terms and conditions include references to modern slavery and human trafficking.
- Deliver training sessions to staff procuring goods and services.
- Ensure ongoing engagement and communication between equality and diversity leads, our procurement team and the wider organisation.
During 2019-20, Clarion will undertake the following activities.
- Continue to develop a staff awareness strategy for the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and reporting mechanisms if a case of slavery or human trafficking is suspected.
- Develop measures (e.g. KPI, assurance) to evidence our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act.
- Embed the Modern Slavery Act 2015 into our wider policies and processes.
This statement has been approved by the Managing Director (Ben Bradbury).