Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
About Us: Business Structure and Operations
Armstrong Evans Ltd (7438079). Any references to “Armstrong Evans”, “we”, “us” or “our” refers to Armstrong Evans Ltd.
Armstrong Evans is a multidisciplinary recruitment agency, providing contingency recruitment, managed services and bespoke talent management solutions.
Due Diligence and Supply Chains
As part of Armstrong Evans’ responsibilities, we ensure (either ourselves or through contractual obligations imposed on its suppliers or clients) that all workers engaged or employed for its own business purposes or supplied to its clients:
- Have the right to work in the relevant jurisdiction;
- Can choose who to work for;
- Can leave the company (or agency) upon reasonable notice;
- Are provided with suitable contracts for their engagement type, and that those contracts are compliant with local legislation;
- Are treated in a fair and equal manner and with dignity and respect; and
- Receive their full pay entitlement in a timely manner.
In addition, we comply with our statutory and regulatory compliance obligations by imposing resilient internal processes and procedures.
Our supply chain includes the sourcing of candidates for supply into our clients across the UK and EMEA regions. Having a supply chain inevitably increases the potential risk of slavery and human trafficking, therefore Armstrong Evans has a preferred supplier list in which suppliers are extensively reviewed and vetted before being allowed to become a supplier. Supply chain checks and reviews are conducted by our internal Legal, Compliance, Procurement and Sales teams.
Armstrong Evans expects suppliers to operate in an ethical, legally-compliant and professional manner and to promote the same high standards within their own supply chains, including maintaining appropriate policies and procedures to recognize, respect and protect the human rights of employees, temporary workers and contractors, suppliers and business partners. As part of a commitment to identify and address risks of modern slavery and human trafficking, we will continue to undertake due diligence to improve compliance throughout our supply chains.
We are fully committed to ensuring transparency within the business and our supply chains and that all possible steps are taken to prevent any form of modern slavery or human trafficking.
Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy
Armstrong Evans has developed an Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking Policy which sets out clear objectives for the business. It reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all parts of our business and throughout our supply chains. This policy provides clear lines of communication for reporting any concerns that any form of modern slavery or human trafficking is present in Armstrong Evans or its supply chains.
A key part of Armstrong Evans’ strategy is to deliver training to staff in order to promote a cultural change and to ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking.
This training helps staff:
- to identify the signs of slavery and human trafficking within the business and supply chains;
- to assess the risk of slavery and human trafficking;
- to understand the procedure and initial steps that should be taken if slavery or human trafficking is suspected, including how to escalate any potential issues; and
- to understand that there are external trusted partners to share any identified risks and suspected issues, including representative bodies, industry associations or working groups.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Armstrong Evans’ slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2018.