Modern slavery covers slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking. It is often intertwined with organised crime and victims are treated as commodities and exploited for criminal gain.
The Modern Slavery Act, (the “Act”), was published in 2015 and builds upon existing legislation, consolidating a number of different offences into a single act. These offences are set out and defined below:
Where a person exercises ownership over another.
Where a person is coerced into providing services and is unable to effect a change in his/her circumstances.
Where a person is forced to work or provide a service, fearing reprisal if he/she does not comply.
Where a person arranges or facilitates the travel of another person with the knowledge or intention to exploit that person.
Section 54 of the Act also brings into effect a requirement for large organisations with UK
operations to provide a statement detailing the steps that they have taken to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking are not taking place within their business or supply chains.
This is the statement of The Grange (Shirebrooks) Limited. (TGSL)
As an independent healthcare provider in the UK, TGSL recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking.
TGSL is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its business activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking. To date we have not found any indicators or instances of modern slavery in our business or its supply chain.
This statement sets out the actions that TGSL has taken to understand potential slavery and human trafficking risks related to its business. It details a number of preventative measures put in place to minimise the risk of activity, which is prohibited under the Act, taking place within its business or supply chains.