Modern Slavery Statement
This statement is made as part of Recruit Build's commitment to eliminating the exploitation of people under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act). It summarises how Recruit Build 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.
This statement is published in accordance with section 54 of the Act, and relates to the financial year April 2017 to March 2018. It was approved by the board of directors on [the 28th April 2017.
1. Our Business
Recruit Build is a limited company operating in the recruitment sector. We provide introduction services and supply temporary workers in the Construction and Property Sectors.
Recruit Build is an independent business.
1.1 Who we work with
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. Some of these work-seekers operate through their own limited companies. Some of our work-seekers are supplied via other businesses, who facilitate providing them to the eventual hiring company.
The hiring companies that we work with are located in the UK. The work-seekers / workers we supply live in the UK and the EU.
1.2 Other relationships
As part of our business, we also work with the following organisations:
• the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (www.rec.uk.com) and the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (www.rec-irp.uk.com)
2 Our Policies
Recruit Build has a modern slavery policy.
In addition, Recruit Build has the following policies which incorporate ethical standards for our staff and our suppliers:
• Business Code of Conduct,
• Corporate social responsibility policy,
• Environmental Policy,
• Equality and Diversity Policy,
• Anti-bribery / corruption policy, and
• Whistle-blowing policy.
2.1 Policy development and review
Recruit Build's policies are established by our directors, 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.
After due consideration, we have not identified any significant risks of modern slavery, forced labour, or human trafficking in our supply chain. However, we continue to be alert to the potential for problems.
Additionally, we have taken the following steps to minimise the possibility of any problems:
• Only senior members of staff who have undergone appropriate training for assessing modern slavery risks in the supply chain are authorised to sign contracts and establish commercial relationships in any area where we have identified the potential for risk.
• Our staff are encouraged to bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.
4 Our Training
All of our staff receive training and support that is appropriate to their role. 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.
Training is refreshed annually.