Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
North West Vending recognises that modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. We recognise that we all have a responsibly to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain.
We are proud of the conditions of employment for all our employees throughout the business. The employment of colleagues and purchasing practices operated by us ensure that the company operates ethically and we expect a high level of ethical conduct and transparency from those businesses with which we purchase or conduct other business with or within our supply chain. North West Vending has zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking and is committed to ensuring that there is no place for modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We do not knowingly trade with or support any business involved in these practices.
North West Vending’s Effectiveness in Combating Slavery and Human Trafficking
North West Vending use the following key performance indicators to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
- Control of all recruitment and monitoring of payroll systems.
- Communication and personal contact with all suppliers within our supply chain.
- An understanding of and compliance with, our expectations and the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
- This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our company’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year
It should be the responsibility of the senior management team to monitor, through regular reviews, the effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, to verify the ongoing application of the systems and procedures to meet company and regulatory standards.
The aim of the company is to supply a service, second-to-none, in both quality of product and excellence of service. To this end we must work as a team to predefined standards and must always respect the client and their wishes. Achievement of this means a successful company and a pleasant work environment.
Date: October 2017
Mike Cowley (Managing Director)