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Modern Slavery Statement

Modern Slavery Statement

This statement is made as part of Select Engineering Limited’s commitment to eliminating the exploitation of people under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act). It summarises how Select Engineering operates, the policies and processes in place to minimise the possibility of any problems, any risks we have identified and how we monitor them, and how we train our staff.

Our Business

Select Engineering is a limited company operating in the recruitment sector. We provide temporary recruitment services to our customers (hirers), the supply of temporary workers and contractors on assignment to our hirers, and the provision permanent recruitment services through the introduction of work seekers to our hirers across engineering and automotive sectors. Select Engineering is an independent business and is not part of a wider group of companies.

As a recruitment organisation, we engage with temporary workers and contractors to perform temporary assignments and contract assignments with our hirers. Whilst many temporary workers may be engaged directly by us as PAYE workers, our temporary workers and contractors may also be engaged and supplied through third party intermediaries such as umbrella companies and or through a contractor’s own limited company. 

As a business, we also receive the provision of services from our various suppliers, including but not limited to the provision of cleaning services.

Our Commitment

We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.

We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, whether this be in our recruitment supply chain or generally in the receipt of services from third party service providers (e.g. cleaning services) and which are consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.

Our Policies

Select Engineering has a modern slavery policy, which is available upon request. Select Engineering’s policies are established by its directors based on advice from HR professionals, industry best practice and legal advice and from input from our own staff. Policies are reviewed on an annual basis by our compliance manager.

Minimising Risk of Modern Slavery

We ensure the following processes and procedures are undertaken when dealing with suppliers whether in the recruitment supply chain or in the receipt of services from suppliers (e.g. cleaning services):

  • - When engaging with suppliers, we ask for evidence of their processes and policies, including commitments around modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, human rights, and whistle-blowing.
  • - We require all suppliers to enter into standard contracts with us for the supply of temporary workers and or contractors which include contractual commitments in respect of their compliance with modern slavery legislation.
  • - We conduct audits before entering into a commercial relationship with any business to ensure that we minimise the risk of modern slavery in our supplier chain.
  • - New suppliers will be asked to complete a questionnaire on what they do to prevent modern slavery within their organisation and their supply chain as applicable.
  • - We review the potential for risk at regular intervals, including the possibility of re-auditing a supplier and or conducting spot checks.
  • - Only senior members of staff who have undergone appropriate training for assessing modern slavery risks in the supply chain are authorised to sign contracts and establish commercial relationships in any area where we have identified the potential for risk.

In addition, our suppliers are required to ensure that they:

  • - Do not discriminate, harass, and or victimise, any of their employees and or any other persons;
  • - Maintain suitable and effective health and safety policies and procedures to ensure the health and safety of all of their employees and other persons for whom they have a responsibility to ensure their health and safety;
  • - Pay their employees no less than the national minimum rates of pay applicable;
  • - Act in accordance with all applicable laws; whether national and or EU

Our staff are encouraged to bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.

Our Compliance

We have a compliance manager and legal and HR support to ensure our compliance with applicable laws and with our policies and procedures across our business. Our compliance manager regularly monitors our performance and compliance through audits of our business processes and procedures to ensure continued compliance; and which focuses in particular to our compliance with our pre-engagement audits of suppliers and supplier compliance with our contracts and conduct requirements.

Our Training

All of our staff receive training and support that is appropriate to their role. In particular our recruiters, and finance team undertake training that will include guidance around modern slavery and human trafficking as applicable. Where relevant to their role, staff will receive awareness-raising information around issues involving modern slavery and human trafficking, and which will enable them to bring any concerns they have to the attention of management. As part of this, our staff are encouraged to discuss any concerns that they have.

This statement is published in accordance with section 54 of the Act and relates to the financial year April 2018 to March 2019. It was approved by the board of directors on 26 March 2019.

Debra Foster





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