Statement on Modern Slavery
This Statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Modern slavery is a detestable crime and a violation of basic human rights. It is a complex, global issue, which takes many forms and includes human trafficking, forced labour and servitude. Elevated’s position is clear and simple: modern slavery has no place within our organisation, and we expect those who work with and for Elevated to uphold and respect these standards.
This is Elevated’s first statement issued under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and outlines the steps we will take as a business to identify and tackle slavery and human trafficking in our own operations and supply chains. We understand our responsibilities and are committed to monitoring and (where required) improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
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 are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our business or in our supply chains.
We will routinely reflect on our governance and business practices and continue to put in place policies and systems across our business, with our partners and with our supply chains to:
identify inappropriate employment practices;
identify, assess, and monitor other potential risk areas;
mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring; o protect whistleblowers; and
investigate reports of modern slavery.
We have zero tolerance of slavery and human trafficking, and we extend our position to include Elevated’s clients. To ensure we work for people who share our values and operate in line with the principles of responsible sourcing and anti-slavery, we intend to include an explicit commitment to tackling modern slavery as part of our standard client contract.
Refusal to comply with this contractual obligation will lead to us terminating our contract and relationship with the client.
Our supply chains
Elevated has direct relationships with several suppliers who provide us with a range of services, such as technical support, specialist consultancy, graphic design, event management, and insurance services. Our supply chain also includes outsourcing of IT services and certain other routine administrative tasks that are commoditised in nature. To ensure all those in our supply chain (including any sub-contractors) comply with our values, we have developed a Supplier Code of Conduct which outlines our expectations, listing Elevated’s mandatory policies and how we expect suppliers to meet (and exceed where possible) these standards. Continued failure to adhere to our expectations will result in the conclusion of our relationship with the supplier.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business, in our supply chains and amongst our clients, we make available relevant training to our colleagues. Under our Supplier Code of Conduct we will also require our partners and suppliers to offer relevant training to their staff, suppliers, and providers.
Raise awareness of our anti-slavery position amongst our clients, partners, and other stakeholders, and promote the Supplier Code of Conduct with our suppliers;
Offer training for staff as necessary; and
Provide advice and guidance to our clients on tackling modern slavery.