Please see below our approved Modern Slavery Statement published by our parent company, Clece Care Services Ltd.
1. Opening statement from senior management
Clece Care Services Ltd (CCS) is committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within its business and supply chain and imposes the same high standards on its suppliers.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. At CCS, we recognise the global impact of slavery and trafficking and as a socially responsible organisation understand that we have a duty to assist in combating such practices. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all business dealings, and we have created effective systems and controls to safeguard modern slavery taking place within our business or our supply chain.
2. Structure of the organisation
CCS is a company registered in England and Wales. Its parent company, Clece S.A., is based in Spain. The total number of companies, including CCS, within the UK Group, are as detailed at Annex 1.
This statement should be considered the Modern Slavery statement for CCS and all companies within the UK Group, whether wholly or partially owned by CCS or any of its subsidiaries.
As part of our commitment to combating modern slavery, we have implemented an Anti Slavery Policy. We also make sure our suppliers are aware of our policies and seek to ensure they adhere to the same high standards.
4. Due diligence
As part of our efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring within our supply chains, we have adopted a number of procedures and continue to review our processes and best practice guidance with a view to:
- Identifying and assessing areas of potential risk in our business and supply chains
- monitoring potential risk areas in our business and supply chains
- reducing the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply chains
- providing adequate protection for whistleblowers
5. Risk and compliance
CCS regularly evaluates the nature and extent of its exposure to the risk of modern slavery occurring in its supply chain.
We do not consider that we operate in high-risk sectors or locations because the majority of our staff and suppliers are based in the UK.
Where we identify a potential risk, these will be investigated, remediated and mitigated through activities such as due diligence, improved procurement and recruitment practices or industry collaboration.
We seek to ensure all our suppliers adhere to our anti-slavery policy. We enforce a strict code of compliance and do not tolerate slavery and human trafficking within our supply chains. For example, if we found evidence of concerning practice which fails to meet with our policies, we would seek to rectify the concern or refuse to contract with that party or would terminate our relationship with the relevant supplier.
We invest in educating our senior staff, recruitment and procurement teams to recognise the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains. Through our training programmes and other communication channels, employees are encouraged to identify and report any potential breaches of the organisation’s Anti-Slavery Policy. Employees are taught the benefits of stringent measures to tackle slavery and human trafficking, as well as the consequences of failing to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from our business and supply chains.
7. Further actions and sign-off
The Company remains committed to preventing slavery or human trafficking from occurring in our business or supply chains, and we intend to continue to strive to improve and strengthen the existing safeguards we have in place.
This statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes CCS’s Modern Slavery Statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2019. The board of CCS and its subsidiaries listed in Annex 1 have approved this statement.
Mario Abajo Menguez
Chief Executive Officer
Clece Care Services Ltd.