All businesses have a responsibility to be alert to the risks of slavery and human trafficking. We have a responsibility to be alert to the risks in our business and supply chain. Our staff are expected to report any concerns they have and the management here are expected to act on those concerns.
We are a specialist SAP, Oracle and IT recruitment agency servicing companies in the UK and abroad. Whitehall Resources is a wholly owned limited company, registered exclusively in the United Kingdom, with its head office in Colchester, Essex.
Wider supply chains
Our supply chains include sourcing IT specialists for our Clients and/or supplying those individuals to our Clients. Where possible we engage with the individuals directly. Where not possible, we introduce them to third party companies, for onward supply to our Clients.
We are committed to ensuring there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing systems and controls to ensure modern slavery and human trafficking is not taking place at any stage in our supply chains.
Due diligence process for slavery and human trafficking
To identify and mitigate risk:
- We exclusively and directly engage with individuals and contract them with our organisation, with them nominating their chosen service provider.
- We offer audited and compliant service provider options and retain the authority to deny any nominated service provider if we believe they do not comply with our policies, standards or governance requirements.
- Where possible, we build long-term relationships with candidates and local suppliers and make clear our expectations of their business behaviour.
- Our point of contact in supply chains is preferably a UK company or branch, and we expect these entities to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes. We expect each entity in the supply chain to at least adopt ‘one-up’ due diligence on the next link in the supply chain as it is not practical for us, or others in the chain, to have a direct relationship with one another.
- We have a system in place to encourage reporting concerns as well as the protection of whistle blowers.
We have a zero tolerance policy towards slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain. We expect all contractors and businesses in our supply chain to meet with our expectations.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to relevant members of staff. All Directors have been briefed on the details of this policy.
We regularly review and audit team members, managers, directors and our suppliers to reinforce awareness of our policy and maintain adherence. All new suppliers are reviewed by our procurement team. All new engagements through service companies now required Director sign off after having being audited by our compliance team.
We are proud to have no incidents of any modern slavery or human trafficking to date, but will remain vigilant.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the current financial year (2020/2021).
Tremayne Hall, Managing Director
Whitehall Resources Limited