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Modern Slavery Act 

 

Introduction 

At Preston Recruiting Consultants (PRC), we are committed to combatting modern slavery and human trafficking in all its forms. This Modern Slavery Act sets out our approach to preventing modern slavery within our organization and supply chains.  

 

1. Policy Statement 

 

PRC operates a zero-tolerance policy towards modern slavery and human trafficking. 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 business or supply chains. 

 

2. Definitions 

 

For the purposes of this Act: 

 

- Modern Slavery: Includes all forms of slavery, servitude, forced labor, and human trafficking. 

- Supplier: Any individual, company, or organization that provides goods or services to PRC. 

- Employee: Any individual employed by PRC on a permanent, temporary, or contractual basis. 

- Contractor: Any individual or entity engaged by PRC to provide services or perform work. 

 

3. Responsibilities 

 

PRC’s management team is responsible for ensuring compliance with this Act and for the implementation of appropriate measures to prevent modern slavery. Each employee and contractor has a responsibility to adhere to this Act and report any concerns or suspicions of modern slavery promptly. 

 

4. Risk Assessment 

 

PRC will conduct regular risk assessments to identify and mitigate any risks of modern slavery in our operations and supply chains. This includes assessing the risk of modern slavery occurring within our direct operations, as well as in our supply chain. 

 

5. Due Diligence 

 

PRC will undertake due diligence on all new suppliers and will review existing suppliers regularly to ensure compliance with this Act. This includes assessing supplier policies and procedures, conducting site visits where necessary, and monitoring supplier performance. 

 

6. Training and Awareness 

 

PRC will provide training and awareness programs to all employees and contractors to ensure they understand the risks of modern slavery and their responsibilities under this Act. Training will be provided regularly and will cover topics such as recognizing the signs of modern slavery, reporting procedures, and compliance requirements. 

 

7. Reporting and Whistleblowing 

 

PRC encourages all employees and contractors to report any concerns or suspicions of modern slavery promptly. Reports can be made anonymously, and whistleblowers will be protected from retaliation. Reports will be investigated promptly, and appropriate action will be taken in response. 

 

8. Compliance Monitoring 

 

PRC will monitor compliance with this Act through regular audits and reviews of our operations and supply chains. Any breaches of this Act will be addressed promptly, and corrective action will be taken as necessary. 

 

9. Communication 

 

PRC will communicate this Act to all employees, contractors, and suppliers and will make it available to the public via our website. We will also engage with stakeholders to raise awareness of our commitment to combatting modern slavery. 

 

10. Review and Continuous Improvement 

 

PRC will review this Act annually to ensure it remains effective and up-to-date. We will also seek feedback from stakeholders and make improvements to our approach to combatting modern slavery as necessary. 

 

This Modern Slavery Act comes into effect immediately and will be reviewed annually. 

 

Signed, 

 

Finley Preston 

Managing Director  

Preston Recruiting Consultants

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