Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015
Services for Independent Living is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.
As an equal opportunities employer, SIL is committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our employees. We want all our staff to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves.
Our recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and to safeguard employees from any abuse or coercion.
We do not enter into business with any organisation, in the UK or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
Our supply chain
Due to the nature of our business, we assess ourselves to have a low risk of modern slavery in our business and supply chains.
Our supply chains are limited and we procure goods and services from a restricted range of UK and overseas suppliers, mainly through UK government frameworks.
Our policies in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015
The following policies are available to all staff:
- Code of conduct
- Equal Opportunity policy
- Whistleblowing policy
- Bullying and harassment policy
- Recruitment and selection policy
Embedding the principles
We will continue to embed the principles through:
- providing awareness training to staff on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and informing them of the appropriate action to take if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking
- ensuring that consideration of the modern slavery risks and prevention are added to SIL’s policy review process as an employer and procurer of goods and services
- continuing to take action to embed a zero tolerance policy towards modern slavery
- ensuring that staff involved in buying or procurement and the recruitment and deployment of staff receive training on modern slavery and ethical employment practices
This statement will be reviewed and updated every year.