Anti Slavery Policy

Anti-Slavery And Human Trafficking Policy


Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour, and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person's liberty by another to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.

Essarsystems has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in our recruitment business and relationships and to implement and enforcing effective recruitment systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our recruitment business.

Essarsystems Recruitment is committed to ensuring there is transparency in our business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our recruitment business, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015

Duties and responsibilities.

The Company has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations, and that all those under our control comply with it.

The Company has primary and day-to-day responsibility for implementing this policy, monitoring its use and effectiveness, dealing with any queries about it, and auditing internal control systems and procedures to ensure they are effective in countering modern slavery.

Essarsystems Recruitment at all levels are responsible for ensuring and comply with this policy and are given adequate and regular training to avoid the issues of modern slavery.

These include:

  • confirming the identities of all new employees and their right to legally work in the United Kingdom and appointing staff subject to references, immigration checks, and identity checks. This ensures that we can be confident before staff begin employment, that our staff have a legal right to work in the UK
  • having a set of values and behaviours that staff are expected to comply with, with all candidates expected to demonstrate these attributes as part of the recruitment selection process
  • adopting the national pay, terms, and conditions of service means that we have the assurance that all staff will be treated fairly and that pay, terms, and conditions will comply with the latest legislation. This includes the assurance that staff received, at least, the National Minimum Wage from 1 April 2022
  • implementing employment policies and procedures designed to provide guidance and advice to staff to comply with employment legislation.
  • committing to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our staff, in line with our corporate social responsibilities
  • providing a platform for our employees to raise concerns about poor working practices, through the implementation of policies covering equality, diversity, and inclusion; grievance; respect and dignity at work; and whistleblowing
  • ensuring appropriate mechanisms to regularly review and track progress on promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion as a service provider.
  • requiring all staff to undertake mandatory training in relation to diversity and inclusion

Compliance with the policy The prevention, detection, and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business is the responsibility of all those working for Essarsystems. Essarsystems required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.

You must notify Directors as soon as possible if you believe or suspect that a conflict with this policy has occurred or may occur in the future. You are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue of suspicion of modern slavery in any part of our business.

We aim to encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken. We are committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern slavery of whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of our business. If you believe that you have suffered any such treatment, you should inform your directors immediately.

Breaches of this policy Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct.

Subject: Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy Version Number:3
Date: 05/12/2023 Review Date: 05/12/2024
Pages: 3
Siba Rajan Biswal Role: Director