Diversity and Equal Opportunities
A4S Services Ltd. is committed to achieving a working environment which provides equality of opportunity and freedom from unlawful discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, disability, religious beliefs, age or sexual orientation. It is our policy to make every effort to remove unfair and discriminatory practices within the Company and to encourage full contribution from its diverse community. A4S Services is committed to actively opposing all forms of discrimination. A4S Services also aims to provide a service that does not discriminate against its clients and customers in the means by which they can access the services and goods supplied by the Company. A4S Services believes that all employees and clients are entitled to be treated with respect and dignity. A4S Services seeks to apply this Policy in the recruitment, selection, training, appraisal, development, and promotion of all employees. We also make every effort to ensure that all sub-contractors and agents also act in accordance with equality and diversity legislation.
Modern Slavery Policy Statement
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that A4S Services Limited has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain. Modern Slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. A4S Services Limited has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
We operate several internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
This policy sets out the organisation’s stance on modern slavery and explains how employees can identify any instances of this and where they can go for help.
We operate a robust recruitment process, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
Whistle blowing Policy.
We operate a whistle blowing policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.
A4S Services Limited operates a Procurement Procedure and maintains an Approved Supplier List. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become an approved supplier. We require that they confirm to us that: They have taken steps to eradicate modern slavery within their business They hold their own suppliers to account over modern slavery
We regularly brief all relevant management and staff members, and ensure that our policies reach every employee, in order that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that there is any risk of it taking place within any area of our business or our supply chain. As partner members we will work with the Supply Chain Sustainability School to promote the material available to educate the industry on modern slavery.
OUR PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if: No reports are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified. We achieve a level of communication and personal contact with every employee and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations regarding modern slavery. A4S Services Limited will make this Policy available to all stakeholders, shareholders, staff and general public on request.