It continues to be a priority for Select (Genus UK) to ensure that we trade ethically, source responsibly and work to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking throughout our organisation and in our supply chain. We take seriously any allegation of human right abuse in all its forms and will not tolerate human rights abuse within Selects organisation or supply chain. This is Selects first modern slavery policy statement made under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 Section 54 and constitutes our group statement for the 2021/22 financial year. This statement highlights the key activities undertaken and commitment as a responsible retailer to reduce those modern slavery risks that could be connected with our business.
Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015
Select (Genus UK) is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.
As an equal opportunities employer, we are committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our staff. We want all our staff to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves.
Our recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and to safeguard employees from any abuse or coercion.
We do not enter into business with any organisation, in the UK or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
Our supply chain
Due to the nature of our business, we assess ourselves to have a medium risk of modern slavery in our business and supply chains.
Our supply chains are wide ranging and we procure goods and services from a range of UK and overseas suppliers.
Our policies in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015
The following policies are available to all staff through the Select Employee Handbook or Head Office:
Code of conduct
Bullying and harassment
Recruitment and selection
Health and Safety Policy
Working hours policy
Embedding the principles
We will continue to embed the principles through:
Providing awareness training to relevant staff on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and informing them of the appropriate action to take if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking.
Ensuring staff involved in procurement activity are aware of and follow modern slavery procurement guidance on GOV.UK
Ensuring that consideration of the modern slavery risks and prevention are added to Select’s policy review process as an employer and procurer of goods and services.
Making sure procurement strategies and contract terms and conditions include references to modern slavery and human trafficking.
Continuing to take action to embed a zero tolerance policy towards modern slavery.