This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement is a response to Section 54(1), Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and relates to actions and activities for the financial year ending 05 April 2021.
On The Level PR (‘the Company’, ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’) is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking violations in its own operations, its supply chain, and its products. We have zero tolerance towards slavery and require our supply chain to comply with our values.
On The Level PR has business operations in the United Kingdom.
We operate in the public and charitable sectors. The nature of our supply chains is as follows:
We provide public relations services to the NHS, local government, and other health-related organisations.
For more information about the Company, please visit our website: https://www.onthelevelpr.co.uk/who-we-are/
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner.
These include the following:
- Recruitment and selection policy –
OTLpr adheres to employment checks and standards which include the right to work and suitable references.
- Supplier Code of Conduct –
We operate this policy to ensure our suppliers operate in full compliance with the laws, rules, and regulations of the countries in which they operate, and to seek similar commitments across their own supply chain.
- Staff Code of Conduct –
We are committed to the fair treatment of all staff. Our staff code of conduct reflects our core values and expected behaviours. The code of conduct makes it clear that we have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery.
- Procurement policy –
OTLpr evaluates specifications and tenders with appropriate weight given to modern day slavery points.
- Safeguarding Policy –
Modern Slavery guidance is embedded into OTLPr’s Safeguarding policies. Staff are expected to report concerns about slavery and human trafficking and management are expected to act upon them in accordance with our policies and procedures. Guidance on modern-day slavery – what it means, what are the types and who is affected, what to do if someone is suspected of being subject to modern slavery, and further advice and support and resources – can be found on OTLPr’s website.
We make sure our suppliers are aware of our policies and adhere to the same standards.
As part of our efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains, we have adopted the following due diligence procedures:
- Internal supplier audits.
Our due diligence procedures aim to:
- Identify and action potential risks in our business and supply chain
- Monitor potential risks in our business and supply chain
- Reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply chains.
Risk and Compliance
The company has evaluated the nature and extent of its exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in its UK supply chain through:
- Reviewing on a regular basis all aspects of the supply chain based on supply chain mapping.
We do not consider that we operate in a high-risk environment because OTLPr operates in this risk environment because the majority of our supply chain is based in the UK and in low-risk industries, such as internet services.
We do not tolerate slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains. Where there is evidence of failure to comply with our policies and procedures by any of our suppliers, we will seek to terminate our relationship with that supplier immediately.
The company sees Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure its effectiveness and ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in its business and supply chains. These KPIs are as follows:
- We will contact suppliers to enquire about their modern slavery practices every 12 months.
The statement was approved by the board of directors.
Stephen John Gladwin, Managing Director of On The Level PR