Modern Slavery Act Statement
We at ASL are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships.
We do however recognise that slavery and human trafficking is a real yet hidden issue in our society. We will not tolerate it and will play our part in preventing it.
We are therefore implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure that no form of slavery can or will take place in our supply chain.
Our internal policies ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
• Whistleblowing – our whistleblowing policy ensures that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisal.
• Health and Safety – this policy sets out our approach to ensure we provide a healthy working environment for our staff and any contractors that work out of our premises.
Our Supply Chain
The nature of our business means ASL’s main suppliers work in information technology, property management and maintenance, professional business services, travel and accommodation and recruitment.
We consider the risk of modern slavery in each of these areas, and others, by reference to publicly available information and our own knowledge.
We have always conducted due diligence on businesses before allowing them to become one of our suppliers. We also check to determine the financial stability of the supplier, where appropriate.
We intend to take the following further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking:
1. Risk assess all new suppliers and, where appropriate, review that supplier’s modern slavery statement or code of conduct, or ask them to confirm the steps they have taken to eradicate modern slavery within their own organisation and supply chain.
2. Notify existing suppliers on a risk-assessed basis of our expectations and their obligations in relation to the prohibition of modern slavery.
3. Incorporate anti-slavery and human trafficking obligations into procurement and subcontracting agreements on a risk assessed basis; and
4. Provide training to relevant employees to ensure a high-level understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking.