Modern Day Slavery Act
MODERN DAY SLAVERY STATEMENT 2016
Bromley Healthcare is increasingly aware of bonded labour and human rights issues within its supply chains, and is requesting that suppliers immediately implement ethical sourcing procedures.
If this is not applied, the organisation can suffer reputational and possibly legal damage including the risk of loss of both consumer confidence and market share if we are found to be sourcing from suppliers who use exploitative labour.
Suppliers may also face legal repercussions if their suppliers are involved in illegal conduct within its supply chain, irrespective of whether it happens abroad. Unfortunately, slavery and human trafficking still transpires in our modern society; and we collectively have a responsibility to be aware of the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain.
We all have a duty of care to report concerns and immediately act upon them. Bromley Healthcare may conduct random checks to establish that suppliers provide a track record of ethical procurement activity within its supply chain to encourage investment and improve employee morale as well as exceed legal requirements.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and establishes Procurement’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year and has been approved by the Board and signed by our Finance and Commercial Director.
Action taken during 2015/16
Bromley Healthcare is aware of the key issues around the Modern Slavery Act. A briefing paper on the incidence of Modern Slavery and the implications of the 2015 Act was considered by the Audit Committee and at their meeting on 16 March 2016 they approved this statement for publication on its website. An action plan for 2016/17 to ensure Modern Slavery is not taking place in any part of its own business or any of its supply chains was approved by the Executive Committee on 18 January 2016.