Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
This statement explains the steps edays has taken and continues to take to understand and minimise the potential risk of modern slavery in our business and supply chains.
Our statement is published as part of our commitment to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015
edays 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, we’re committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our people. We want all our employees to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves.
Our 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.
We aim to not do business with any organisation, in the UK or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
Our supply chain
Due to the nature of our business and our limited supply chain, we assess ourselves to have a low risk of modern slavery in our business and supply chains.
All suppliers we work with are subject to our annual supplier approval process, which includes an assessment of their published statements on slavery and human trafficking and any risks in their supply chain to ensure they are aligned with our commitment to ethical compliance. We would not work with new suppliers who were found to be non-compliant with our policies. If existing suppliers were found not to be compliant with our policies we would work with them to improve their performance. If this was not possible we may consider terminating the business relationship as soon as possible.
Our policies in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015
The following policies are available to all our employees in the edays document portal:
- Whistleblowing policy
- Anti-bullying and anti-harassment policy
- Diversity, equity and inclusion statement
Embedding the principles
We will continue to embed the principles through:
- providing awareness training to staff and informing them of the appropriate action to take if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking
- ensuring staff involved in procurement activity are aware of and follow modern slavery procurement guidance on GOV.UK
- ensuring that consideration of the modern slavery risks and prevention are added to our policy review process as an employer and procurer of goods and services
- making sure our procurement strategies and contract terms and conditions include references to modern slavery and human trafficking
- continuing to take action to embed a zero tolerance policy towards modern slavery
- ensuring that staff involved in buying or procurement and the recruitment of employees and contractors receive training on modern slavery and ethical employment practices
This statement has been approved by Katrina Bennett, People Director, for our financial year ending 28 February 2024.
This statement will be reviewed and updated every year.