At Bespin Labs Limited we are proud of our ethical approach and are committed to complying with all laws and regulations applicable to our business, including taking steps to ensure that there is no human trafficking or slavery in our supply chain or within any part of our business.
This statement provides the steps Bespin Labs Limited have taken and continue to take to minimise the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chain and is published in line with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
The Company and the Supply Chain
Forced labour and human trafficking are global issues in society that can appear in all types of industries and sectors. We believe the nature of what we do at Bespin Labs means that the risk of human trafficking and slavery occurring in our business or in our supply chains is low. However, our continuing commitment to combatting human trafficking and slavery is reflected in our policies and operating procedures which require all Bespin Labs Limited employees to act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.
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 Modern 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 that modern slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains. In addition to this, we have a number of appropriate policies such as:
- Slavery and human trafficking statement
- Anti-bribery and corruption policy
- Whistleblowing policy
Due Diligence Process
Within our organisation, we have robust recruitment processes, which include undertaking document checks on candidates prior to employment to evidence they are allowed to work in the UK, performing appropriate reference checks and ensuring that staff are paid directly into a suitable personal bank account. In relation to our supply chains, we have reviewed our contractual arrangements with current and prospective suppliers to ensure they comply with the Act. This involves placing obligations upon suppliers to conduct regular modern slavery risk assessments within their own supply chains, implement appropriate controls to prevent modern slavery, and notify our organisation immediately if any supplier becomes aware of any modern slavery within their supply chains.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we have appropriate staff training. This provides our employees with knowledge on how to identify exploitation and modern slavery as well as the process for reporting suspected cases. During the induction process and throughout employment, training is provided to staff on topics relating to business ethics. In addition to this, we have specific modern slavery training available for our staff. We also encourage our business partners to arrange training for their staff, suppliers and providers.
Approval of this Statement
This statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
This statement was approved by Bespin Labs Limited Board of Directors;
On behalf of Bespin Labs Limited.
Last updated: April 2021