First Response Training and Consultancy Services Limited (FRT) is committed to preventing modern slavery and human trafficking in our business activities and, as such, we comply with all applicable laws relating to slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking.
Although we are not subject to Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we have voluntarily acceded to its conditions as an example of best practice, and as part of demonstrating our commitment to running a sustainable and ethical business. We do not engage in any practice that may be inimical with such laws.
We have taken appropriate steps to ensure that such practices as outlined above are not taking place in our own business or our supply chain, or in any organisation or person connected with either of these.
We have developed, implemented and communicated a Group Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy. This links to other existing policies, including our Whistleblowing Policy, Code of Conduct and Corporate Social Responsibility Policy.
We also conduct risk assessments in respect of human rights and modern slavery by a process of an annual evaluation of the business makeup and supply chains of each subsidiary and provide training for any staff engaged in identifying or dealing with suppliers.
We undertake due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly review our existing suppliers. Our due diligence process includes building long-standing relationships with suppliers and making clear our expectations of business partners, and evaluating the modern slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier within high risk activities.
Our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy can be viewed here: SPV122 – Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
Our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking 2015 Statement can be viewed here: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement