Modern Slavery Statement
2. Our commitments
3. Our business and supply chain
4. Our policies
5. Due diligence within our supply chain
6. Risk assessment and management
7. Key performance indicators
8. Training on modern slavery and trafficking
Here at Leisure King Ltd, we have a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery, and support the UK Government’s objectives to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking. We will continue to positively influence policy; particularly around those areas of our supply chain where we recognise that there is an opportunity for modern slavery.
This is our first modern slavery statement. Over the next two years, we will provide awareness training to all our colleagues on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and make suitable resources available to enable them to take appropriate action if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking. We will also continue to do our own risk assessments and work with our suppliers in the higher risk categories to help them better understand the anti-slavery activity they should be undertaking. We are committed to maintaining best practice and to seeking continuous improvement.
Leisure King Ltd is committed to protecting and respecting human rights and have a zero tolerance approach towards modern slavery. We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains or any part of our business. We do not enter into business with any organisation, which knowingly supports, or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude or forced or compulsory labour.
As an equal opportunities employer, we’re also committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our people. Our recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK.
Our business and supply chain
Leisure King Ltd is a events supplier and events management company. We provide event equipment of our own to private individuals, education establishments and corporate business for all types of events across England, Wales and Scotland. We also use our experience and skills to organise events for clients using sub-contractors where we are unable to provide the equipment from our own asset stock.
We engage with a range of suppliers from large corporates to small sole traders and it is up to us to ensure the supply chain adhere to the same level of commitment to zero tolerance to human trafficking and modern slavery as we do.
We are committed to doing the right thing by ensuring we respect human rights and the environment. We manage a framework of policies and follow best practice guidelines.
The following policies are available to all staff
- Code of conduct
- Whistleblowing policy
- Bullying and harassment policy
- Diversity and inclusion policy
- Recruitment and selection policy
Due diligence within our supply chain
We will build appropriate measures into our sourcing, supplier on-boarding and contract management processes, therefore minimising our exposure to risk. Using supply chain due diligence principles enables us to make a judgement on transactions and the integrity of our supply chain.
We aim to build relationships with our suppliers to ensure they comply with our values and that they are aware of our commitment to protect human rights and the environment. As part of our procurement processes, we require all of our suppliers to comply with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act and include appropriate contractual obligations within all of our commercial agreements.
Risk assessment and management
We have undertaken a review of our current tier 1 supply base and categorised our contracts by assessing these against key modern slavery risk indicators that relate to our areas of trade, notably the hospitality and events industries, asset manufacture such as inflatables, food trade chain and recruitment agencies.
Suppliers who were identified as displaying characteristics of a higher level of modern slavery risk have been requested to provide further information, in order to determine whether appropriate policy and processes to identify and manage these risks are in place, and whether the level of due diligence they undertake and protection they afford their supply chain and employees is sufficient.
We will engage with those suppliers identified as having areas of potential risk to provide guidance on the support that is available to help mitigate their own supply chain risk and improve their own policy and processes in regards to modern slavery. For example making them aware of the UK Government Modern Slavery Assessment tool, which provides suppliers with tailored good practice recommendations to improve their anti-slavery activity.
We will continue to work closely with the supplier to remedy identified issues and put systems in place to ensure they meet our requirements and to also prevent issues in the future.
If a supplier fails to adequately remediate the issue, the relationship would be re-evaluated and if necessary, terminated.
Key performance indicators
Where potential modern slavery impacts are identified within a contract requirement, we will work with our suppliers to develop appropriate KPIs to monitor and manage performance in regards to these risks.
Training on modern slavery and trafficking
All procurement team members are also required to undertake mandatory modern slavery awareness training. We will ensure our staff involved in procurement activity are aware of and follow modern slavery procurement guidance on GOV.UK.