Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement
OPENING STATEMENT FROM SENIOR MANAGEMENT
Diamond Domestic Services Ltd is dedicated to preventing modern slavery and human trafficking from taking place within its business and supply chain and we place the same expectation on our suppliers.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Company’s modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year 1 November 2019 to 31 October 2020.
This statement provides background to our organisation and sets out the steps we have taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our organisation or any of our supply chains.
STRUCTURE AND SUPPLY CHAINS
Diamond Domestic Services Ltd is a small business within the commercial and domestic cleaning sector and employs 10 people in North West of England. The following weblink provides more information regarding the nature of our business www.diamonddomesticservices.com
The nature of our business requires that we work in conjunction with a range of suppliers of:
- Cleaning products and Equipment
- Professional Services
POLICIES RELATING TO SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
The following policies exist within our organisation which demonstrate our opposition to modern slavery:
- Risk Management Policy – designed to keep all our activities in line with all applicable laws, regulations and codes of governance (including in relation to slavery and human trafficking).
- Health and Safety Policy – to ensure the wellbeing of all our employees and anyone else who may be affected by our activities.
- HR procedures – ensure that all employees hold the appropriate ‘right to work’ documents and are paid fairly and in accordance with the National Living Wage. Also, to put policies and procedures in place to safeguard the interests of all employees.
- Procurement Policy – we ensure that certain factors are taken into account when selecting our suppliers, including considering whether the supplier will be a suitable business partner.
We ensure our suppliers are aware of our policies and encourage them to adopt the same high standards.
DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES RELATING TO SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
As part of our efforts to monitor, manage and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring within our business or supply chains, we adopt the following due diligence procedures:
Our processes aim to:
- Identify, monitor and manage areas of potential risk in our business and supply chains.
- Scrutinise any identified areas of risk within our business and supply chains.
- Adopt a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking throughout the organisation and our supply chains.
- Provide support and protection from detriment or disadvantage to any person who, in the public interest, raises genuine concerns amounting to a protected disclosure.
RISK AND COMPLIANCE
Our organisation regularly evaluates the nature and extent to which our business and our supply chains are exposed to the risk of modern slavery occurring.
We do not consider that we operate in high-risk sectors or locations.
We ensure our suppliers are aware of our policies and encourage them to adopt our high standards. We adopt a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking throughout the organisation which extends to our supply chains. Upon discovery of a breach of our policies relating to slavery and human trafficking we will terminate any relationship with the relevant supplier with immediate effect.
We ensure all employees are aware of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains. Detailed below are examples of the training programmes we have in place to enable our employees to identify and report any potential breaches of the organizations anti-slavery and human trafficking policies.
All new joiners attend an induction session which includes information and training on our policies and procedures. We will continuously review our induction sessions and ensure that we include specific reference to modern slavery and human trafficking and what we do to minimise the risk of this occurring in our organisation and our supply chain.
The management is assisted by Croner Ltd in HR-related matters including in relation to recruitment, remuneration and employee wellbeing.
FURTHER ACTIONS, APPROVAL AND ENDORSEMENT
Following our review of our actions this financial year to prevent slavery or human trafficking from occurring in our business or supply chains, we intend to take the following further steps to tackle slavery and human trafficking.
Our Management, assisted by Croner Ltd, will continue to seek out information and training to help identify risks in both our organisation and supply chain, including in relation to slavery and human trafficking.
This statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Diamond Domestic Services’ slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st October2020.
A J F Elder
Diamond Domestic Services Ltd
1st December 2020
Copyright Diamond Domestic Services