Our employment agency is committed to supporting human rights and we take seriously our responsibilities under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
We have a zero-tolerance approach to slavery
and human trafficking and are dedicated to understanding the risks so that we can work towards ensuring that there is no modern slavery in our business or recruitment channel.
As hotel supplier, we cover all services used in the running of a hotel from food and beverages and housekeeping. We supply a large number of people to work in our client's support offices and hotels.
Our anti-slavery initiatives and policies
We have created a modern slavery compliance team, consisting of representatives from our Human Resources department, to monitor and assess our practices in this area and encourage continued improvement.
Our commitment to social responsibility is reflected in our employee training
programs and company policies and we expect the same high standards as our clients.
We encourage our employees to report any ethical concerns and our Whistle-Blowing Policy (which includes a specific section on modern slavery) and the use of a third party company to enable and manage whistle-blowing disclosures is intended to make this simple for all colleagues who have concerns. We aim to ensure that appropriate protections are in place for any colleague who raises
any concern, without fear of retaliation.
From an HR perspective, we implement ‘right-to-work’ checks on all new employees and undertake regular checks on shift-patterns and the hours worked by our colleagues. We also understand the importance of focusing on having a culture of engaging in all activities with respect and fair treatment of others.
We recognize that awareness amongst our employees is important in preventing modern slavery.
We aim to complete Child Sexual Exploitation (“CSE”) training twice each year for hotel employees.
Our training enables our staff to alert the police to any related issues they identify in the course of their duties. We work with the NSPCC and we also have a strong history of working closely to assist the police in this area.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking we have assessed the areas of our business and supply chains where there is a risk of slavery and
human trafficking taking place (even if this is small), whether from an activity or geographical perspective.
Our contract managers assist us to have visibility of our providers and a better understanding of the risk areas.
When taking on new clients in areas that we consider to be higher risk, we undertake customers due diligence and engage with potential clients to understand the actions taken by them to reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains. Comprehensive questions are included in requests for tender where appropriate. We include contractual clauses in all our higher-risk supplier agreements and also in our standard template supply agreements in relation to the monitoring and tackling of slavery and human trafficking issues and compliance with legislation.
Key performance indicators
We would expect that any incident of modern slavery would be a breach of our staffing agency policies, contractual terms and/or the law.
We continue to focus on the assessment of our recruitment channel and high-risk areas as well as on ensuring that we do not have any modern slavery in our own business.
We are proud of the steps which Easy Hands has taken so far to combat slavery and human trafficking. However, we recognize that this is an area that requires continual monitoring and improvement and we will continue to do this. Steps which we intend to take on an ongoing basis include:
continuing to focus on new recruiters coming through as well as looking
at the renewals of relationships with existing recruiters;
carrying out modern slavery awareness training in the induction for new management-level employees; and carrying out a review of such use to consider whether further improvements can be made.
At Easy Hands, we firmly believe in being a responsible business and continuing to develop our approach to combating modern slavery forms a key part of this.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 6 April 2021.
This statement has been approved by our staffing agency board of directors, who will review and update it
Easy Hands Management