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Modern Slavery Act Statement


Modern Slavery Act 2015 and Human Trafficking Statement

Diverse Employment Ltd (“the Company”) is a privately-owned company registered in England and Wales. The Company operates in the UK as an independent recruitment agency that has been established since 2010 within Lincolnshire, and Yorkshire. We are holders of a Gangmaster and Labour Abuse Authority licence (number DIVE0001) and additional to the traditional recruitment services we provide, we at times also provide on-site facilities within a number of our clients premises, enabling us to deliver bespoke solutions for their businesses.

Diverse Employment Ltd is committed to eliminating modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses.

The company is committed to ensuring that its staff and any workers it supplies (directly or indirectly) are not subject to behaviour or threats that may amount to modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses.

The company provides appropriate training and awareness information for all of its staff.
In particular:

  • Our staff involved in our procurement undertake training courses that include guidance around modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as other wider human rights issues.
  • All of our staff receive awareness-raising information around issues involving modern slavery and human trafficking, so that they can bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.

Any staff, workers or other parties are strongly encouraged to report any concerns or suspicions that they might have to The Managing Director

Reports surrounding these issues are taken extremely seriously by our directors who are committed to ensuring that all investigations shall be prompt and effective. If our investigations reveal any issues, we are committed to taking appropriate action, including but not limited to:

  • Working with the appropriate organisations to improve standards,
  • Removing that organisation from our preferred supplier list,
  • Passing details to appropriate law enforcement bodies.

We regularly monitor our risks in this area using relevant key performance indicators, including:

  • The percentage of suppliers who sign up to an appropriate code / provide their own modern,
  • The effectiveness of enforcement against suppliers who breach policies,
  • The amount of time spent on audits, re-audits, spot checks, and related due diligence, and
  • The level of modern slavery training and awareness amongst our staff.

As part of our efforts in this area, we publish a modern slavery statement on an annual basis.

We would also recommend reading this in conjunction with our other policies, including our:

  • Ethical procurement policy,
  • Anti-bribery / corruption policy, and
  • Whistle-blowing policy.

This policy was adopted after being agreed by our directors It is reviewed annually


Modern Slavery Statement


This statement is made as part of Diverse Employment’s commitment to eliminating the exploitation of people under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act). It summarises how Diverse Employment Ltd 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.

This statement is published in accordance with section 54 of the Act and relates to the financial year June to May.


1. Our Business


Diverse Employment is a limited company operating in the recruitment sector. We provide introduction services / supply temporary workers in various sectors.

Diverse Employment is an independent business.

1.1 Who We Work With

All of the hirers that we work with, and all of the work-seekers we provide, are known to and identified by our staff. All of the temporary workers we supply are identified by our staff. We do not supply work-seekers to hiring companies through any intermediaries.

1.2 Other relationships

As part of our business, we also work with the following organisations:

  • GLAA (License no. DIVE0001)
  • The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (www.rec.uk.com) and/or the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (www.rec-irp.uk.com)

2. Our Policies


Diverse Employment has a modern slavery policy

In addition, Diverse Employment has the following policies which incorporate ethical standards for our staff

  • Anti bribery
  • Complaints policy
  • Customer service policy
  • Environmental policy
  • Equal Opportunity policy
  • Quality Policy
  • Whistle Blowing policy

2.1 Policy development and review

Diverse Employment’s policies are established by directors based on advice from HR professionals, industry best practice and legal advice. We review our policies annually.


3. Our Processes for Managing Risk


To assess the risk of modern slavery, we use the following processes with our suppliers:

  • 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 conduct audits before entering a commercial relationship with any business where there is the potential for risk. These audited businesses form the basis of our preferred supplier list.
  • We review the potential for risk at regular intervals, including the possibility of re-auditing a supplier or conducting spot checks.

After due consideration, we have not identified any significant risks of modern slavery, forced labour, or human trafficking in our supply chain. However, we continue to be alert to the potential for problems.

Additionally, we have taken the following steps to minimise the possibility of any problems:

  • We reserve the right to conduct spot-checks of the businesses who supply us, in order to investigate any complaints.
  • We require the businesses we work with to address modern slavery concerns in their policies
  • We collaborate with our suppliers in order to improve standards and transparency across our supply chain.
  • 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.
  • We ensure that all of our suppliers are members of appropriate industry bodies and working groups.

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


4. Our Performance


Based on the potential risks we have also established the following key performance indicators, which are regularly assessed by directors

  • The percentage of suppliers who sign up to an appropriate code / provide their own modern slavery statements
  • The effectiveness of enforcement against suppliers who breach policies
  • The amount of time spent on audits, re-audits, spot checks, and related due diligence
  • The level of modern slavery training and awareness amongst our staff

We benchmark our indicators against industry best-practice to ensure that we do not put undue pressure on our suppliers that might increase the potential for risk.


5. Our Training


All of our staff receive training and support that is appropriate to their role. In particular:

  • Our recruiters undertake training courses that include guidance around modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as other wider human rights issues.
  • All of our staff receive awareness-raising information around issues involving modern slavery and human trafficking, so that they can 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. Training is refreshed annually.



Lindsay Macpherson
Managing Director

18 September 2018