Modern slavery and human trafficking statement

WCG is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

We are working towards understanding all potential modern slavery risks related to college business and to putting in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking within our own business and our supply chains.

This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 1 August 2015 to 31 July 2016.

Relevant policies

The organisation operates the following policies (currently under review) that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations:

Whistleblowing policy WCG encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of, the organisation. 

Staff code of conduct WCG makes clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the organisation. The organisation strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when operating abroad and managing its supply chain.

Supplier/Procurement code of conduct WCG is committed to ensuring that its suppliers adhere to the highest standards of ethics. Procedures ensure that suppliers demonstrate that they provide safe working conditions where necessary, treat workers with dignity and respect, and act ethically and within the law in their use of labour. 

Agency workers WCG uses only specified, reputable employment agencies to source labour and always verifies the practices of any new agency it is using before accepting workers from that agency.

The college will undertake due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers.

Corporation approval

This statement has been approved by the Corporation who will review and update it annually.

Signed

Steve Wood

Chair of the Corporation

Date: 13 December 2016