Modern Slavery

MPI Limited (MPI) is committed to eliminating modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses. MPI 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.

MPI provides appropriate training and awareness information for all of its members of staff. In particular:

 ·   Our senior management team receive detailed briefings in identifying and resolving concerns around modern slavery and human trafficking.

·   All of our staff members 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 the senior management team, 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 through the use of relevant key performance indicators, including:

 ·   The number of suppliers who provide their own modern slavery statements,

·   The effectiveness of enforcement against suppliers who breach policies,

·   The amount of time spent on audits, re-audits, and related due diligence, and

·   The level of modern slavery awareness amongst our staff.

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, the following potential risk areas have been identified:

Provision of temporary workers to clients

Temporary workers placed with clients may be enslaved or human trafficked individuals.

Risk control

Checks are carried out in order to mitigate the likelihood of any candidate being enslaved or human trafficked including, only dealing with an individual direct and not through an intermediary; authenticating the identity, nationality and eligibility to work with each individual prior to commencing work, as well as verifying, qualifications, references, proof of NI and bank details to ensure each person is acting in their own right.

Suppliers that make up MPI’s supply chain

The use of suppliers that contravene the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Risk control

All suppliers are required to complete and return a supplier appraisal questionnaire that summarises their adherence to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking

MPI has not received any reports of instances of modern slavery over the past financial year.

Further steps

·    MPI will continue to raise awareness of modern slavery and of the need for proper due diligence to be applied by all employees, suppliers and customers.

·     An awareness of Modern Slavery will continue to be included within the induction process for all new employees.

·     MPI will assess new suppliers to ensure that they adhere to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

·     MPI shall continue to conduct regular audits of its candidate registration and vacancy fulfilment processes to ensure that only eligible workers are assigned to clients. 
·     MPI shall continue to monitor and promptly investigate any reports of modern slavery or human trafficking.

 

Issue: 4                                                               Approved
by
: E. Pearson Chairman

Reviewed: 31 March 2020                                                        Edward
Pearson