MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT
INTRODUCTION FROM THE CHAIRMAN
Slavery and Human Trafficking remain a hidden blight on our global society. We all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks. however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain.
We are a leading provider of bespoke outsourced housekeeping services to over 100 hotels across the UK, Netherlands and South Africa. Employing over 1,000 people, Omni provides Housekeeping, Services to some of the world’s most prestigious global hotel brands and has a Head Office in the UK.
We are committed to continually improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and taking reasonable steps to ensure slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in any business or organisation that has any sort of a business relationship with our Company.
We implement stringent procedures in relation to the hiring of employees and temporary staff, as well as where we employ the services of third-party organisations, in order to alert us of any signs of modern slavery.
OUR POLICIES ON SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
Our supply chains include, but are not limited to, sourcing temporary staff for our clients, as well as our own direct hospitality services. We expect our suppliers and potential suppliers to aim for high ethical standards and to operate in a ethical, legally compliant and professional manner by adhering to our Supplier Code of Conduct. We also expect our suppliers to promote similar standards in their own supply chain.
Below we set out the steps we take to ensure there is no slavery or human trafficking occurring within our organisation or its supply chains.
1. DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES FOR SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values.
Our supply chain providers are always with a UK provider and we expect these entities to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and procedures. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we continue to monitor the supply chain by conducting regular levels of due diligence which can include audits by the Recruitment, Payroll and HR teams.
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, the Company has in place systems to encourage the report of concerns and the protection of whistleblowers
The management team are responsible for compliance with their respective department and in their supplier relationships and have been trained accordingly.
All employees receive an induction into the business where our policies, procedures and expectations are outlined.
3. OUR EFFECTIVENESS IN COMBATING SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
The Company uses the following key performance indicators to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
- Use of labour monitoring, right to work documentations and payroll and audits.
- We maintain a level of communication and personal contact with the next link in the supply chain to ensure their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.
- We regularly review supply chain policies, code of conduct and our working practices to show commitment.
4. REPORTING SUSPICIONS OF SLAVERY
- Employees can report any suspicions of slavery either through the Company's Public Interest Disclosure (Whisteblowing) policy or externally to the Modern Slavery Helpline. Detail are set out below
- 0800 0121 700.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending March 2021.
CHAIRMAN & CEO
Omni Facilities Management Limited
29 March 2021