At Green Park, we respect human rights and do not tolerate any form of modern slavery.
Our Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement has been published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, which requires businesses to disclose publicly the steps they are taking to tackle slavery, servitude, forced labour and human trafficking (together known as modern slavery). It sets out the steps we have taken to prevent modern slavery in our own business and supply chain for the financial year ending 31 January 2019.
STATEMENT FOR FINANCIAL YEAR 2018/19
Modern Slavery encompasses all acts of slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Green Park has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are, rather, wholly committed to Best Practice in terms of acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings, and to continue reviewing our systems and controls to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
Green Park’s Board is committed to ensuring that no act that is a form of modern slavery is tolerated within the business and that the Company’s Respect for People ethos prevails in all business dealings. However, it is important to note that we believe this is a low-risk area for Green Park as our business focuses solely on executive recruitment and engages only senior administrative and professional staff to carry out our services.
Green Park is an award-winning supplier of executive search, interim management and board and diversity advisory solutions, based in the UK and operating across over 50 countries.
Green Park generally provides services directly to our clients, however, where necessary we may supplement our services with those provided by other executive search firm partners operating in niche and specialist areas. Where this is the case, Green Park operates stringent measures to assess and ensure these other suppliers operate as ‘true’ Supply Chain Partners, mirroring our own policies and standards, and in an ethical, legally-compliant and professional manner. They are expected to further promote similar standards in their own supply chains.
In line with our Respect for People ethos, employees are free to choose the employer to work for and to leave the company upon reasonable notice. All employees are provided with a clear contract of employment, which complies with UK legislation.
Additionally, in accordance with our equal opportunities and diversity policy, all employees are treated in a fair and equal manner and with dignity and respect. We champion diversity and do not tolerate any form of discrimination, victimisation or harassment on the grounds of marital or civil partnership status, sex (including gender reassignment), race (including colour, ethnic and national origin, nationality), disability, sexual orientation, having or not having dependents, religious belief or political opinion, age, trade union activity and offending background is prohibited.
All applicable laws and industry standards on employee wages, benefits, working hours and minimum age are adhered to in all countries of operation, without any unauthorised deductions. We require any suppliers engaged to observe the provisions of the International Labour Organization such that any young persons under the age of 18 should not be employed to work at night or for any hazardous work and their employment should not harm the young person’s education, health or physical, mental, moral or social development. No young persons may be employed below the age of 16.
All slavery and human trafficking laws must be complied with including, but not limited to, the Act.
Green Park staff are expected to comply with all laws, act in accordance with local guidelines and regulations, and to act with integrity and honesty. Under our ISO 9001:2008 accreditation and compliance, we undertake the regular review of our Modern Slavery statement and policy. We ensure staff access to any additional information and support they may require with regard to human trafficking, forced labour, servitude and slavery. Further, in line with our continuous improvement philosophy, training requirements will be reviewed as an ongoing exercise and provided as required.
APPROVAL OF STATEMENT
This statement is made to pursuant to Section 54 of the Act and constitutes Green Park’s slavery and human trafficking statement approved by the Board of Directors on 20 January 2018.
20 January 2018