Modern Slavery Statement 2020
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in respect of the companies which are within Personal Group (“Group”).
The statement describes the steps we have taken during the financial year ended 31 December 2020 to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our business or in our supply chain.
Our business is built on one simple fact: happy people are more productive at work.
This flows through to the activities where we help UK businesses improve productivity. Our clients achieve better engagement with their employees by using our simple and easy to use employee engagement platform.
It is estimated that globally there are over 40 million people suffering from human trafficking, exploitation and slavery.
We take our responsibility for removing slavery, human trafficking and exploitation from our supply chain, and to prevent it happening in our own business very seriously.
Who we are and what we do?
We are a leading UK provider of digital employee engagement services and products.
We balance our user friendly, engaging technology and HR analytics with a face-to–face launch of our clients’ benefits programme. By providing a personalised roll-out at each of their workplaces we enable thousands of employees across the UK to have easy access to their company benefits.
In line with our own ethical culture we expect our clients to take their responsibilities very seriously too. By meeting their employees personally we are well placed to identify any signs of modern slavery.
Our supply chain and suppliers
Our talented and adaptable staff share the Group’s values, providing the high levels of visibility and control that are expected. Our robust processes for approving new suppliers together with regular contact with existing ones ensures that they meet our high standards.
We strive to encourage the right behaviours by developing long term relationships with our key suppliers and maintain a weather-eye on their activities.
There are rigorous procedures in place when we recruit employees which ensures that our right to work obligations are being met. Our regular pay benchmarking gives us the assurance that full and fair wages are being paid.
It is important to us that all our employees feel comfortable to express any concerns they may have. Last year all employees received awareness training on the signs of modern slavery and what actions they need to take.
Our approach to fighting modern slavery, trafficking and exploitation
All employees in the Group follow our values when running their particular functions within the business. These are values which aim to bring ethical and fair treatment to all those who they may come into contact with.
There is a very clear expectation that any occurrence or indication of exploitation is dealt with in strict accordance with our well-documented and distributed policies and procedures.
How we confirm this approach
All suppliers must confirm their approach to challenging modern slavery and the steps they are taking to ensure it is eliminated within their business and supply chain at the start of our relationship with them. This is followed by regular reviews with the manager of the respective contract to confirm the position remains acceptable.
All our staff regularly complete a variety of mandatory training modules which provide the necessary learning materials to help them identify then report on any slavery or human trafficking they may encounter.
From staff recruitment to appraisal, the values of the business reinforce our commitment to end all forms of exploitation.
Our assessment of the effective prevention of slavery
We believe that we have taken all the necessary steps to prevent, detect and report incidents of slavery, trafficking or exploitation within our business and supply chain but are mindful that the position is ever evolving and requires us to be constantly vigilant.
In 2020 we did not receive any reports of modern slavery within our business or in our supply chain.
This statement is approved by the Board on 17th March 2021 and signed on its behalf by: