This statement has been published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It sets out the steps taken by Collinson Group (“Collinson”) during the year ending 31 April 2019 to combat modern slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires commercial organisations supplying goods or services with a turnover above £36 million to prepare and publish an annual 'Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement'. The Statement must set out the steps an organisation has taken, if any, during its financial year to ensure that slavery or human trafficking is not taking place in its supply chain.
Collinson fully supports the objectives of the UK Modern Slavery Act and will not tolerate any form of slavery. This statement sets out our approach to managing modern slavery risks in our operations and supply chains. It relates to the actions and activities undertaken across our organisation irrespective of turnover, to ensure slavery and human trafficking does not take place internally or anywhere within its supply chain.
As an ethically driven company, Collinson respects the human rights of all those who work for us directly and on our behalf. We will not accept any violation of these rights particularly in relation to human trafficking and slavery in any form and actively work to ensure suppliers and partners work in accordance to the same belief.
Collinson is a global loyalty and benefits company operating in over 20 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa. We use our expertise and products to craft customer experiences which enable some of the world’s best-known brands to acquire, engage and retain customers. We aim to be a business that our clients want to work with, and our people are proud to work for, and to be a place of innovation and creativity, driving job satisfaction and a sense of belonging. We also aim to be a commercially successful and trusted organisation with a social conscience, providing a share of our profits, assets and people to enhance the communities and environments in which we operate.
But we don’t work alone - we rely on a global network of suppliers and partners to help us deliver our innovative and customer focussed solutions; and we don’t just work with anyone - we are a value driven organisation and our values drive our decision making and reflect the way we work, challenging us to push boundaries and make a positive impact globally.
Collinson expects that its employees, partners and suppliers work with integrity and maintain robust standards of governance, seeking to avoid any decisions that may have a negative societal impact. As a minimum we expect our partners and suppliers to:
We are guided by established standards such as the International Labour Organisation Core Conventions, the United Nations Convention on Human Rights and the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015. We treat our employees with respect and dignity and expect the same of our partners and suppliers. As a minimum we expect our partners and suppliers to:
Our risk management framework enables us to identify, assess, manage and control key risks to the business including those related to slavery and human trafficking across the organisation.
Our commitment to preventing the crystallisation of these risks can be evidenced in our recruitment and appraisal processes as well as our company policies, which are reviewed on an ongoing basis. We aim to employ staff with high ethical and professional standards and expect the same high standards of ethical conduct from those parties with whom we engage.
During the last financial year, we have introduced our “Expectations for Ethical Supply” (“Expectations”) which detail the standards we set for both ourselves and for all our partners and suppliers across a broad range of criteria. We also began conducting sourcing processes with these Expectations factored in as part of our key decision-making criteria.
We expect full transparency from our partners and a commitment to gaining full compliance with our Expectations (or as close to them as legally possible) if any areas of non-compliance are identified.
In our next financial year, we will be rolling out our Expectations across our global operations and will be ensuring compliance by including them within the controls of our new Governance Playbook.
Our Expectations are owned by our Procurement Director, with support from Collinson’s Board of Directors. The Expectations shall be updated from time to time to reflect changes in legislation, regulations, and good practice.
This statement is made with respect to the financial year ended 31 April 2019 in accordance with s54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This statement applies to Collinson International Limited, Priority Pass Limited, Lounge Key Limited and Astrenska Insurance Limited (each a “Collinson Company”) and has been approved by the Board of Directors of Collinson Group Limited and each other Collinson Company. The statement will be reviewed and updated (if necessary) annually to reflect Collinson’s ongoing commitment to ensure its business and supply chain are free from slavery and human trafficking. This statement is signed by a director of Collinson Group Limited, the holding company of the group.
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