This statement, made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, sets out the approach taken by the Personal Group of Companies to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business, and the actions undertaken to mitigate any such risks during the financial year ended 31 December 2016.
Personal Group is a provider of employee services. It has over 200 employees, all in the UK. Our supply chains consists of global suppliers of computer software, support systems and equipment, and technology goods.
The Board is committed to delivering high standards of corporate governance and a key element of this is managing the Group in a socially responsible way. The Group aims to employ the highest ethical and professional standards and to always comply with all local laws and regulations applicable to its business; it follows that Personal Group is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities and within its supply chains. This commitment is reflected in Group policies. Personal Group also expects the same high standards from those parties with whom it engages, such as suppliers, clients and customers.
Any instance of slavery or human trafficking would be expected to be a breach of law, our supplier standards and our company policies, but due to the nature of our business and our approach to governance, we assess that there is very low risk of slavery and human trafficking, both in our own business and our supply chain. However, we aim to periodically review the effectiveness of the relevant policies and procedures that we have in place.
This statement is approved by the Board and signed on its behalf by: