Modern Slavery Act 2015
WNA Healthcare (WNA) are committed to opposing modern slavery, human trafficking and exploitation in all formats and preventing it, where possible.
What exactly is this?
Definitions of slavery, human trafficking and exploitation:
- Slavery is behaviour depriving a person of their freedom and property
- Human trafficking is arranging or facilitating the travel of one persons view to them being exploited even if there is consent to travel
- Exploitation is forced or compulsory labour which can include direct threats of violence
WNA have a number of ways to ensure the policy remains part of the companys core values and expect our staff, customers and suppliers to follow these values as well. To prevent opportunities for modern slavery we actively look to do the following:
- be transparent in our business activities throughout the supply chain and disclose any obligations under the Act.
- seeking transparency from our suppliers, clients, staff and contractors
- all staff are aware of their obligations to help prevent and identify modern slavery by carrying out business in a way as to eradicate any opportunity of modern slavery.
1. WNA are committed to eliminating modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses.
2. WNA are committed to ensuring that its staff and any workers it supplies (directly or indirectly) are not subject to behaviour or threats that may amount to modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses.
3. WNA provides appropriate training and awareness information for all of its staff. In particular:
All of our staff receives 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.
4. Any staff, workers or other parties are strongly encouraged to report any concerns or suspicions that they might have to [identify an appropriate contact(s), by name or by role].
5. Reports surrounding these issues are taken extremely seriously by our Directors who are committed to ensuring that all investigations shall be prompt and effective. If our investigations reveal any issues, we are committed to taking appropriate action, including but not limited to:
- Working with the appropriate organisations to improve standards,
- Removing that organisation from our preferred supplier list,
- Passing details to appropriate law enforcement bodies.
6. We regularly monitor our risks in this area through the use of relevant key performance indicators, including:
- The percentage of candidates supplied from audited businesses and/or our preferred supplier list,
- The effectiveness of enforcement against suppliers who breach policies,
- The amount of time spent on audits, re-audits, spot checks, and related due diligence, and
- The level of modern slavery training and awareness amongst our staff.
7. As part of our efforts in this area, we publish a modern slavery statement on an annual basis.
8. We would also recommend reading this in conjunction with our other policies, including our:
- Anti-Fraud, Anti-Theft and Anti- Corruption Policy
- Whistleblowing policy
- Recruitment Policy
This policy was adopted on 6th April 2015 after being agreed by the company Directors of WNA. It is reviewed on an annual basis. If you need to contact us about this policy or any other policy or procedure, please contact us at either:
15 New Fields Business Park
2 Stinsford Road
Tel: 01202 665550
Fax: 01202 665568