Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
This is our annual statement of slavery and human trafficking, made in compliance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”), in which we explain how slavery and human trafficking can affect our business and the steps we are taking in the fight against it.
Profectus Group Ltd is a recruitment business operating from offices in central Reading supplying staff across the UK. We are a leading provider of specialist recruitment services to the IT, Digital and Marketing industries. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of the sectors we serve and our ability to build strong, lasting relationships with clients and candidates.
Our supply chain is comprised of suppliers who provide goods and services to the company, as well as those who are involved in the services we provide to our clients. This includes umbrella companies, other recruitment agencies and workers who provide services via limited companies.
Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business or in our supply chains.
We have a Code of Professional Conduct which we expect all of our employees to adhere to and which outlines our core values and principles to act responsibly, honestly and fairly when conducting our business.
We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners. 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. We ask our suppliers to hold their suppliers to the same high standards.
Our Anti-Slavery Policy reflects this commitment and deals with the implementation and enforcement of effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
Our approach to tackling the risk of slavery and human trafficking within our business includes:
• In line with our Responsible Procurement Policy, ensuring that our suppliers and contractors are alert to the risks of slavery and human trafficking and communicate to us the steps they are taking to address this issue;
• Following robust placement processes including compliance checks, identity checks and greater scrutiny of higher-risk placements;
• Having a dedicated contractor on-boarding process which provide evaluation of placements and a secondary direct contact for the worker to report any concerns regarding slavery and human trafficking;
• Maintaining a whistleblowing policy and procedures to support staff and contractors who raise any concerns.
• Engaging with other organisations and professional bodies to learn and share best practice, including membership of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and the Association of Professional Staffing Companies.