This statement sets out Hi-Calibre’s actions to identify all potential modern slavery risks related to its business in the UK and to put in place reasonable steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains. All references to Hi-Calibre in this statement include all UK Hi-Calibre Companies, all of which have endorsed this statement and the actions within.
Slavery, servitude, forced labour and human trafficking (Modern Slavery) is a world-wide and growing issue given the rapid rise in global migration. The sector in which we operate is not normally at the level for the perpetrators of this type of crime, so as a leading Global Recruitment Consultancy, the Company recognises the need to adopt a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking. Hi-Calibre has a zero tolerance approach to Modern Slavery within our operations and supply chain, and staff are expected to report concerns, using a variety of appropriate reporting channels, and we are committed to act upon any such reports.
Hi-Calibre commits to developing and delivering a proactive approach to tackling hidden labour exploitation. We will achieve this by a number of steps:
- The creation of a company statement endorsed by the Board of Hi-Calibre and communicated throughout the business.
- The existence of an appropriate policy on preventing hidden labour exploitation which will be reviewed on a regular basis.
- The existence of practical and pragmatic working procedures to support local management in this aim.
- The delivery of training for key managers using both external organisations and internal resources.
Organisational structure and supply chains
Our business headquarters are in Maidenhead, UK.
We have relationships with external businesses and all our suppliers are UK companies. Suppliers of goods and services to Hi-Calibre must comply with all relevant legislation and international standards as relevant to their industry, including, child and forced labour, health and safety of workers, non-discrimination, employment law, human rights, fraud, bribery and corruption. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
Relevant policies and procedures
Hi-Calibre has in place the following policies and procedures that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its business operations:
- Anti -Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and Procedure – reviewed annually.
- Supplier code of conduct – suppliers are required to confirm that they provide safe working conditions where necessary, treat workers with dignity and respect, and act ethically and within the law in their use of labour.
This has been prioritised in the areas of our business operations where the risk of modern slavery practices has been assessed to be the greatest and includes:
- Training for key personnel.
- Definitions of Modern Slavery.
- What to do if they spot signs of Modern Slavery in UK.
- Where to go for more information.
This has been approved by the Board & updated as of October 2019