Modern Slavery Policy

The Aligra modern slavery policy reflects our promise to act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.

Aligra Personnel Limited is committed to eliminating modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses.

Aligra Personnel Limited is committed to ensuring that its staff and any workers it supplies (directly or indirectly) are not subject to behaviour or threats that may amount to modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses.

Aligra Personnel Limited provides appropriate training and awareness information for all of its staff.

In particular:

  • Our leadership team receive detailed training in identifying and resolving concerns around modern slavery and human trafficking.
  • Our recruiters, HR personnel, and/or staff in our procurement and supply chains receive guidance around modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as other wider human rights issues.
  • All of our staff receive awareness-raising information around issues involving modern slavery and human trafficking, so that they can bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.

Any staff, workers or other parties are strongly encouraged to report any concerns or suspicions that they might have to Andy Rowlatt, Executive Director.

Reports surrounding these issues are taken extremely seriously by our board of Directors, who are committed to ensuring that all investigations shall be prompt and effective. If our investigations reveal any issues, we are committed to taking appropriate action, including but not limited to:

  • Working with the appropriate organisations to improve standards,
  • Removing that organisation from our preferred supplier list,
  • Passing details to appropriate law enforcement bodies.

We regularly monitor our risks in this area through the use of relevant key performance indicators, including:

  • The percentage of suppliers who sign up to an appropriate code / provide their own modern slavery statements,
  • The percentage of workers supplied from audited businesses / our preferred supplier list,
  • The effectiveness of enforcement against suppliers who breach policies,
  • The amount of time spent on audits, re-audits, spot checks, and related due diligence, and
  • The level of modern slavery training and awareness amongst our staff.

As part of our efforts in this area, we regularly review our modern slavery statement and publish as necessary.

We would also recommend reading this in conjunction with our other policies (copies available on request), including our:

  • Corporate social responsibility policy,
  • Ethical procurement policy,
  • Anti-bribery / corruption policy, and
  • Whistle-blowing policy.

This policy was adopted on 01st July 2020 after being agreed by our board of Directors.  It is reviewed annually.

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COVID – 19 UPDATE

This is a message of thanks to our colleagues and temporary staff for their efforts in continuing to work at this difficult time. We fully appreciate the uncharted challenges and uncertainty presented by the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), but are doing our best to keep you continuously updated, as your safety is our main priority.

The on-going situation, which affects both businesses and individuals, is causing enormous uncertainty, but at Aligra, we are doing our best to maintain ‘business as usual’.

We want to let you know that looking after our clients, temporary workers and colleagues is our main priority at Aligra, whilst ensuring we all have a clean and safe environment to work from on and off site.

The safety, health and wellbeing of all our employees is a top priority. Our primary aim is to ensure that our employees remain fit and healthy. We are therefore providing some basic information and signposting detailing where they can obtain further information from healthcare professionals.

We have arranged additional hand cleaning products to be made available at all our locations and for clear signage to be displayed to prompt good hygiene practices.

Should an outbreak occur, contingency measures are being prepared to ensure that client and candidate service is not impacted.

All government guidelines and protocols will be followed to ensure our people return to the workplace safely.

By adhering to government guidelines we will be keeping our colleagues and communities safe, as well as protecting loved ones. We have critical frontline workers within our business supporting the supply of vital logistics and social care contracts. We also have numerous teams who play key roles in the employment of tens of thousands across the UK. We are doing our very best to continue to offer ongoing support where it’s needed, translate the new government policies and fill specific roles which are currently in much-needed demand.

 

Mark Neilson

Managing Director, Aligra Personnel