This statement is made as part of Venesky-Brown’s commitment to eliminating the exploitation of people under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act). It summarises how Venesky-Brown operates, the policies and processes in place to minimise the possibility of any problems, any risks we have identified and how we monitor them, and how we train our staff.
1. Our Business
Venesky-Brown is a limited company operating in the recruitment sector. We specialise in high quality labour provision across the UK in the civil engineering, rail and aviation sectors.
We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.
All of the hirers that we work with, and all of the work-seekers we provide, are known to and identified by our staff. All of the temporary workers we supply are identified by our staff.
2. Our Policies
In addition, Venesky-Brown has the following policies which incorporate ethical standards for our staff and our suppliers
Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy
Fatigue Management Policy
Modern Slavery Policy
Venesky-Brown’s policies are established by our directors and our senior leadership team, based on advice from HR professionals, industry best practice and legal advice. We review our policies annually or as needed to adapt to changes.
3. Our Processes for Managing Risk
In order to assess the risk of modern slavery, we use the following processes with our suppliers:
When engaging with suppliers, we ask for evidence of their processes and policies, including commitments around modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, human rights, and whistle-blowing.
We review the potential for risk at regular intervals, including the possibility of re- auditing a supplier or conducting spot checks.
Additionally, we have taken the following steps to minimise the possibility of any problems:
We collaborate with our suppliers in order to improve standards and transparency across our supply chain.
We ensure that all of our suppliers are members of appropriate industry bodies and working groups.
Our staff are encouraged to bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.
4. Our Training
Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery is communicated to all suppliers, contractors and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate thereafter. Training on the risk our business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains, forms part of our induction process for all individuals who work for us, and regular training will be provided as necessary. In particular:
Our leadership team receive detailed training in identifying and resolving concerns around modern slavery and human trafficking.
Our Labour Manager and HR Team undertake training courses that include guidance around modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as other wider human rights issues.
All of our staff receive awareness-raising information around issues involving modern slavery and human trafficking, so that they can bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.
As part of this, our staff are encouraged to discuss any concerns that they have with Management.