Modern Slavery Statement

This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps Orchard Oak Recruitment has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within the business.

Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Orchard Oak Recruitment has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically, 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.

Our Business Orchard Oak Recruitment was established in 2007 supplying temporary and permanent staffing solutions on a national basis. Headed up by company Director Helen Cant, our business is committed to ensuring slavery, human trafficking, child labour or any abuse on human rights does not take place within the organisation. As a business, we recognise the importance of the role we play in preventing such abuse happening.

As an organisation, we have identified the following areas that could potentially carry a risk of modern slavery:

  • Domestic services
  • Maintenance services
  • Sourcing from high-¬≠risk countries

Our policies

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.

Training

Orchard Oak Recruitment is committed to providing ongoing training and support to all staff.

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 organisation by:

  • No reports are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.

This statement was approved by:

Helen Cant
Director