This statement is made under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
It sets out the Skills for Logistics Ltd Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy statement for this financial year, ending on March 2023.
Skills for Logistics Limited is a not-for-profit logistics organisation listed under the holding company, The Skills Group Ltd. Skills for Logistics Ltd is an End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) specialising in logistics, transport, supply chain, and procurement. We also offer consultancy, technology, recruitment and attraction solutions.
The company has its head office in Bristol with assessors and contractors located throughout the UK. The organisation can also deal with contracts outside of the UK, using its UK-based staff to stop the risk of modern slavery & human trafficking in countries that are at higher risk. Our staff are not in any category which is generally seen as vulnerable to modern slavery in the UK.
Our supply chain has no risk of slavery or human trafficking due to our business selling services rather than goods and all employment checks are made on both contracted and employed staff. Skills for Logistics Ltd is committed to continuously improving our practices to identify and eliminate any slavery or human trafficking within our supply chain.
As an employer, Skills for Logistics Ltd takes the necessary steps when recruiting new members of staff either in a permanent position or as a self-employed contractor, that all employment checks are made, and that the employee has the full right to work within the UK.
All staff are paid above the minimum wage which will go directly into personal bank accounts.
Due to the type of business we run, the risks to our business and supply chain are minimal about modern slavery and people trafficking, and we consider ourselves as low risk.
We provide training where required to any staff that may need it or request it.
Our Policies on Slavery & Human Trafficking
Skills for Logistics Ltd. condemns modern slavery and human trafficking and are committed to social inclusion, diversity, equality and ethical business. We are an equal opportunities employer. The Directors have all signed up for Corporate Social Responsibility in its strongest sense, by being responsible corporate citizens engaging ethically with Clients and Suppliers (and their staff).
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or any part of our business.
We engage ethically with similarly-minded businesses and have a zero-tolerance approach to the issue. We do not conduct business with companies with poor ethical conduct or sectors where such exposure may occur. This includes all training providers and businesses that use Skills for Logistics Ltd as an EPAO. It is down to the employer of the staff member that we conduct the EPA for that they have abided by their Modern Slavery Statement and any necessary checks.
We have a strong understanding of the recruitment industry; we abide by any UK regulations that minimise the risk of modern slavery within our workplace.
Our Effectiveness in Combating Slavery & Human Trafficking
We see the above steps as mentioned in this statement will minimise any risk to Skills for Logistics Ltd with regards to any Modern Slavery or trafficking happening within our business.
This statement has been approved by David Coombes, the Managing Director of Skills for Logistics Ltd.
Approval date: 10th March 2022
Validity: One Year
Next Review: 10th March 2023
Job title of the person responsible for policy: Managing Director
Name of the person responsible for policy: David Coombes