(Last updated: 06/02/2020)
Suits Me Ltd has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting in an ethical manner, with integrity and transparency. This statement sets out the steps that Suits Me has undertaken and is continuing to take, to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our organisation and limit the risks of our supply chain.
We are committed to creating effective systems and controls to safeguard against any form of modern slavery.
Due Diligence (including but not limited to)
- Provide employees with anti-slavery training and guidance – educating our employees to ensure they can recognise any areas of concern and understand how to signpost for help regarding potential concerns
- Continuously remind employees of our obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015
- Suits Me’s recruitment processes ensure eligibility to work in the UK checks are conducted across all areas of recruitment. Including but not limited to – checking an original passport, birth certificate or other qualifying documentation
- Ensure as an organisation we act promptly where a compliance breach has been identified or flagged
- Ensure our whistle-blowing policy is made available and understood by all employees
- Continuously review processes and respond accordingly to lessons learnt
Identify & Mitigate Risk
- Operate strict processes, requiring our suppliers to comply with all applicable laws and standards, including those which relate to the Modern Slavery Act
- Expect our suppliers to have suitable policies and processes in place within their own businesses to prevent child labour, modern slavery and human trafficking and to cascade those policies to their own suppliers
- Undertake a continuous review of assurance information from existing suppliers and partners and follow up where relevant
- Include appropriate terms in our contractual documentation with suppliers: Obliging suppliers to comply with the Modern Slavery Act; reserving the right for Suits Me to audit suppliers and their contractors, where we consider it appropriate
- Oblige suppliers to report to us if they are aware of or suspect slavery or human trafficking in a supply chain connected to any contracts
- Reserve the right for us to terminate the contract at any time should any instances of modern slavery come to light
The above procedures are designed to;
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in our organisation and supply chain
- Reduce the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking occurring in our organisation and supply chain
- Monitor potential risk areas in our business and supply chain
We commit to issuing guidance and training to our employees to ensure they are aware of the issues surrounding modern slavery and the steps they should undertake should they have a concern.