The Broadstone Group of Companies (the Company) has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking. We are fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in all our corporate activities.
This statement sets out the actions that we take to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to our business, and to implement steps to prevent slavery and human trafficking on an ongoing basis. This statement applies to all business within the Company and also to third parties with access to Broadstone property, systems or data.
Our business and supply chains
The Company provide pensions, actuarial and employee benefits services to employers, pension trustees and individuals, and professional trustee services. We have over 400 employees based in 9 office locations across the UK.
As a UK based professional services company, Broadstone does not operate in an industry where modern slavery is prevalent. Nonetheless, we are committed to working with our clients and suppliers to uphold the same high standards and approach to modern slavery. Our supplier selection includes appropriate due diligence of the supplier’s reputation, respect for the law, compliance with health, safety and environmental standards and references.
The Company operates appropriate policies and procedures for identifying, preventing and reporting slavery and human trafficking including Whistleblowing Policy, Dignity at Work Policy, Equal Opportunities Policy and Health and Safety Policy.
Supplier due diligence
Given the nature of our business, we believe that the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain is very low, but we always ensure we undertake appropriate due diligence on all new suppliers as part of our contractual negotiations.
The Company provides appropriate awareness of modern slavery issues as deemed appropriate for a business of our size and type.
Broadstone is committed to a workplace free from modern slavery and human trafficking and will therefore not conduct business within any organisation involved in such practices.
This statement covers the period 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2020 and has been approved by the board of Broadstone Executive Limited.