This statement applies to Titan Recruitment Ltd(referred to in this statement as ‘the Organisation’). The information included in the statement refers to the financial year 2018/19
Titan Recruitment is an employment business operating within the West Midlands, providing temporary and permanent employment solutions within the Industrial, Transport and Engineering Sectors.
Our main office is based in Walsall, this is our head office. The business is owned in joint partnership between Andrew Thorpe and Matthew Titley. The total number of employeers are 11.
The labour supplied to the Organisationin pursuance of its operation is carried out in the West Midlands only and UK only.
The organisation considers that modern slavery encompasses:
- Human trafficking;
- Forced work, through mental or physical threat;
- Being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse of the threat of abuse;
- Being dehumanised, treated as a commodity or being bought or sold as property;
- Being physically constrained or to have restriction placed on freedom of movement.
The organisationacknowledges its responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery and commits to complying with the provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The organisation understands that this requires an ongoing review of both its internal practices in relation to its labour force and, additionally, its supply chains.
The organisation does not enter into business with any other organisation, in the United Kingdom or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
No labour provided to the organisationin the pursuance of the provision of its own services is obtained by means of slavery or human trafficking. The organisationstrictly adheres to the minimum standards required in relation to its responsibilities under relevant employment legislation in the UK
The Organisationconsiders its main exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking to exist from gangmasters controlling EU workers. Although we have not experienced it first hand, we are aware gangmasters will operate in sourcing foreign labour and controlling their wages etc. We limit this by requiring all workers to have their own individual bank accounts and rarely offer work to more than groups of 3 people. In general, the Organisationconsiders its exposure toslavery/human traffickingto be relatively limited.Even so, it has taken steps to ensure that such practices do not take place in its business nor the business of any organisation that supplies goods and/or services to it.
The Organisation carries out due diligence processes in relation to ensuring slavery and/or human trafficking does not take place in its organisation or supply chains, including conducting a review of the controls of its suppliers.
The Organisation has not, to its knowledge, conducted any business with another organisation which has been found to have involved itself with modern slavery.
In accordance with section 54(4) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the organisation has taken the following steps to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place:
- Banking Checks to ensure individual bank accounts held.
- Address checks to ensure groups of people aren’t at the same address
- Interview questions to be asked if groups of 3+ register for work at once.
- Any suspicious behaviour or activity to be raised with the Home Office.
TheOrganisation provides training to staff to effectively implement its stance on modern slavery.
SLAVERY COMPLIANCE OFFICER
The Organisationhas a Slavery Compliance Officer, to whom all concerns regarding modern slavery should be addressed, and who will then undertake relevant action with regard to the Organisation obligations in this regard.
This statement is made in pursuance of Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015and will be reviewed for each financial year.
Signed M Titley