This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
It sets out Skills for Logistics Ltd Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy statement for this financial year, month ending March 2021.
Skills for Logistics Limited is a not-for-profit logistics organisation that is listed under the holding company, The Skills Group Limited. Skills for Logistics Ltd are an End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) for the transport and logistics sector. 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 a 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.
Our Policies on Slavery & Human Trafficking
Skills for Logistics Ltd condemn 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 to Corporate Social Responsibility in its strongest sense, by being responsible corporate citizens engaging ethically with Clients and Suppliers (and their own staff).
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in 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 business 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 own 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 work-place.
As an employer Skills for Logistics Ltd takes the necessary steps when recruiting any 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, and this goes directly into personal bank accounts.
Due to the type of business we run the risks to our business and supply chain are minimal with regards to 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 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 Skills for Logistics Ltd, Managing Director, David Coombes
David Coombes, Managing Director
Skills for Logistics Limited
Review date: March 2021